Ah, the moose test. In case you haven’t heard of it, this is a test in which the vehicle in question is tested for its limits in evasive maneuvers – much like when a moose suddenly appears in the middle of the street.
The moose test has been a dreaded experiment for years and, more importantly, it doesn’t matter if the car tested is from a mainstream brand or a luxury automaker. If he fails, he fails. Two of its popular victims are the Toyota Hilux and the RAV4, although the former has horribly failed by almost tipping over.
The VW Golf 8 is the subject of the moose test on the embedded video on the top, uploaded by km77.com on Youtube. Unfortunately, the popular VW hatchback failed the test at 48 miles per hour (77 kilometers per hour), hitting cones while attempting the evasive maneuver and was unable to get back on track to do the second. deviation.
The Golf 8’s best attempt was made at 69 km / h – at least it performed better than the Mercedes CLA Coupé, which had its best run at 66 km / h.
In comparison, however, the Golf 8 was much worse than its predecessor. In 2017, km77.com performed a moose test on the previous generation Golf. His best attempt was at 47 mph (76 km / h) while still doing enough at 48 mph (77 km / h) touching only one cone.
We’ve seen another VW fail the moose test before. The Passat Euro-spec wagon has not performed well before, hitting several cones on its second corner at 48 mph (77 km / h). However, the safest attempt for the Passat wagon was 45 mph (73 km / h), which is better than the Golf 8’s recent moose test performance.