High-tech compact class. In just four years, a further 3.6 million Golfs were built by the end of July 2012 on the basis of the sixth generation presented in 2008. And once again, safety also made great progress: the body, which was once again laser-welded, was so stable that it achieved the maximum five stars in the EuroNCAP crash test with flying colours. An additional airbag was now also on board as standard: the knee airbag. In terms of quality, the interior of the Golf VI in particular was considered groundbreaking. New assistance systems such as the automatic high-beam control system "Light Assist", "ParkAssist", the "Hill Start Assist" and technologies such as the adaptive chassis control system "DCC" made the "World Car of the Year" of 2009 the most advanced Golf to date. Also available: features such as the start-stop system and recuperation mode, dynamic cornering lights and LED taillights.