Iconic Golf Cabri­o­let ‘Best Con­vert­ible’

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Volk­swa­gen has claimed top hon­ours in two cat­e­gories at this year’s pres­ti­gious Drive’s Car of the Year Awards.

The pop­u­lar Polo 77TSI con­tin­ues to im­press tak­ing out the cov­eted ‘Best City Car’ for the sec­ond year run­ning, ce­ment­ing its po­si­tion as seg­ment leader.

In ad­di­tion, the re­cently launched Golf Cabri­o­let was awarded ‘Best Con­vert­ible’ beat­ing two lux­ury ve­hi­cles to claim pole po­si­tion.

Volk­swa­gen Group Aus­tralia’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Anke Koeck­ler ac­cepted the awards at a cer­e­mony held in Syd­ney.

“We were pleased to launch the iconic Golf Cabri­o­let in Aus­tralia this year and are thrilled with the re­sult. To take out Drive’s ‘ Best Con­vert­ible’ cat­e­gory, es­pe­cially against pres­tige lux­ury ve­hi­cles, is a great achieve­ment,’’ Ms Koeck­ler said.

“Again, Volk­swa­gen’s de­sign­ers and en­gi­neers have de­liv­ered a great prod­uct and I am sure they will be very pleased to hear the news.

“Fur­ther­more, the Polo has been a great suc­cess here in Aus­tralia and con­tin­ues to im­press year on year. Be­ing awarded Drive’s ‘Best City Car’ for sec­ond year run­ning is a re­mark­able achieve­ment and one of which I am very proud.

“The Polo is a fan­tas­tic prod­uct and gives our cus­tomers the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence Volk­swa­gen’s tech­nol­ogy, de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing ex­per­tise for an in­cred­i­ble price.” said Ms Koeck­ler.

The 2011 Drive Car of the Year was judged by 12 of Aus­tralia’s most ex­pe­ri­enced judges over a week of test­ing across 13 cat­e­gories.

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