VW to Offer More Standard Driver Assistance Features in 2016 Vehicles

By Paul Riegler on 30 July 2015
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The new VW Golf

The new VW Golf

With the start of the 2016 model year, Volkswagen will offer purchasers of almost all of its vehicles the driver-assistance features that were previously only available in its top models.

Saying it wants to democratize the availability of driver-assistance technology, Volkswagen will offer such items as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, park assist, forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control as either standard or optional features in the upcoming model year.

Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert will be standard on the CC V6 4Motion Executive, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Jetta GLI and Hybrid, and Touareg, except for the Sport model, and available as an option on all Golfs and the Jetta TSI/TDI.

Adaptive cruise control will come standard on the CC V6 4Motion Executive and Touareg Executive and available on most other models.

Lane departure warning will be standard on the CC V6 4Motion Executive and all Touareg models except for Sport, and available on most Golf models.

Park distance control will come standard on the CC V6 4Motion Executive as well as the eGolf SEL, the Jetta Hybrid and GLI, and the Touareg in Lux and Executive trim.  It will be optional on most Golf models and the Touareg Sport.

Volkswagen also said it plans to fit rearview cameras on over 85% of its 2016 models.  In addition, Volkswagen will add the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, currently standard on Golf and Touareg models, to Jetta, Beetle, and Beetle Convertible models as standard equipment.  The system is designed to help vehicles avoid a secondary collision after an initial impact.

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