The Volkswagen Golf 8 was introduced in New Zealand in January 2021 and Australia in May 2021. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all Australian and New Zealand variants.
Dual frontal, side head-protecting (curtain) airbags and side chest-protecting airbags for the first and second row outboard seating positions are standard.
Autonomous emergency braking (City, Interurban and Vulnerable Road User), reversing collision avoidance, and a lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW) and emergency lane keeping (ELK) are standard on all variants.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).