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