Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Bestows Top Marks on the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA

front end of a 2019 VW Golf GTI

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Earns Top Safety Pick Rating from IIHS

Anyone and everyone who’s ever gotten behind the wheel of a new Volkswagen car, hatchback or SUV knows exactly how safe they are – but now we’ve got even more proof that the new Volkswagen models featured here at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA, are some of the safest new vehicles on the road today thanks to the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI earning a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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Listing the Safety Features that Helped the 2019 VW Golf GTI at Herman Cook Volkswagen near Carlsbad CA Earn a Top Safety Pick Rating from the IIHS

rear view of a 2019 VW Golf GTI

“We are so pleased to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick award for the GTI. This award demonstrates Volkswagen’s longstanding commitment to vehicle safety and the development of innovative technologies.” – Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, Volkswagen of America, Inc.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety doesn’t hand out Top Safety Pick ratings to just any new car, truck or SUV. Instead, that new vehicle has to earn “good” ratings in multiple safety tests. For the new Volkswagen Golf GTI and its comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features, that wasn’t hard. In fact, thanks to impressive safety features like the Forward Collision Warning System and the Autonomous Emergency Braking System – which itself features Pedestrian Monitoring capabilities – the 2019 Golf GTI earned good ratings in five extensive safety evaluations. The IIHS was especially impressed by Volkswagen’s Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which is standard on all 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI models.

For more on the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI and all of our other new Volkswagen models, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable Herman Cook VW staff here in Encinitas, CA.