Volk­swa­gens star in Wheels awards

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Volk­swa­gen has again tri­umphed in Wheels mag­a­zine’s an­nual Gold Star Value Awards 2013 with three ve­hi­cles tak­ing home gongs and a fur­ther five ap­pear­ing among the top three in their cat­e­gories.

The new Golf 90TSI Trend­line has been awarded the best value ve­hi­cle in the small car cat­e­gory up to $25 000. ‘‘ The VW (is) at or near the top for fru­gal­ity and re­sale, while never dip­ping too far in the rest of the rank­ings,’’ said the judg­ing panel.

‘‘It high­lights how far the lat­est petrol-driv­e­train tech­nol­ogy has come.’’

In the medium car cat­e­gory up to $45 000, Volk­swa­gen Jetta 118TSI DSG took top spot, while Golf Cabri­o­let was named the most value-packed con­vert­ible to $60 000, recog­nised for its com­pet­i­tive price and con­sis­tently high re­sale.

Of Jetta, the judges praised its fuel econ­omy, size and per­for­mance.

‘‘The Vee Dub’s 6.2l/100 km par­si­mony from the spir­ited 1.4 litre twin­charger petrol four/DSG combo plays a handy div­i­dend,’’ Wheels said.

Volk­swa­gen Group Aus­tralia man­ag­ing di­rec­tor John White said Volk­swa­gen Golf Mk7 con­tin­ued to re­ceive recog­ni­tion for its classlead­ing abil­i­ties, with Jetta and Golf Cabri­o­let once again tak­ing top spots over some re­spected ri­vals.

‘‘Not to be ig­nored, up!, Polo 77TSI, Golf 110TDI, Touareg V6 TDI and Golf GTI were also ranked among the top three in their class prov­ing just how di­verse our model range is,’’ Mr White said.

Wheels Gold Star Value Awards com­pared ve­hi­cles in 20 cat­e­gories rang­ing from Sub-B ba­bies un­der $14 000 to per­for­mance cars up to $150 000 con­sid­er­ing war­ranty, fuel econ­omy, pur­chase price, de­pre­ci­a­tion, in­sur­ance costs, ser­vice sched­ules and prices.

For more info on all Volk­swa­gen ve­hi­cles call into Dar­ryl Twitt Volk­swa­gen, Be­nalla road Shep­par­ton. Or call the show­room on 5822 5844.

Golf Cabri­o­let was named the most value-packed con­vert­ible to $60 000, recog­nised for its com­pet­i­tive price and con­sis­tently high re­sale

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