The Volk­swa­gen Golf is crowned Scot­tish Car of the Year 2013

Shepparton News - Shepparton Car Weekly - - SHEPPARTON CAR WEEKLY -

Volk­swa­gen’s best-sell­ing fam­ily hatch­back, the Golf, has won more awards – the Fam­ily Car and, for the first time, the over­all prize at the 2013 Scot­tish Car of the Year awards.

As­so­ci­a­tion of Scot­tish Mo­tor­ing Writ­ers pres­i­dent Alis­dair Sut­tie said of the Golf: “There is some­thing solid, fa­mil­iar and re­as­sur­ing about our Fam­ily Car of the Year yet at the same time this is a thor­oughly mod­ern ma­chine.”

He said its engines were among the most ef­fi­cient in the seg­ment.

Mr Sut­tie said across the range of body styles, it was im­pres­sive in­side and out.

“Seven gen­er­a­tions on and still go­ing strong, take to the driv­ing range in what we be­lieve is ev­ery car you’ll ever need,” Mr Sut­tie said.

The sev­enth-gen­er­a­tion Golf has been named over­all World Car of the Year and Euro­pean Car of the Year, as well as tak­ing nu­mer­ous awards from a num­ber of pub­li­ca­tions.

The lat­est Golf is lighter, safer, more ad­vanced, more spa­cious, more ef­fi­cient and bet­ter equipped than pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions of the best-seller, of which over 30 mil­lion have been sold since its in­tro­duc­tion in 1974.

All Golf mod­els come with seven airbags, in­clud­ing a driver’s knee airbag, five three-point seat­belts, ABS with ESP, XDS elec­tronic dif­fer­en­tial lock and Isofix prepa­ra­tion for two rear child seats, while stan­dard tech­nol­ogy in­cludes a 5.8-inch colour touch­screen, CD player, Blue­tooth tele­phone prepa­ra­tion and au­dio stream­ing and eight speak­ers. Also stan­dard is ‘Cli­matic’ semi­au­to­matic air con­di­tion­ing, among a host of other fea­tures.

The Scot­tish Car of the Year awards were es­tab­lished in 1998, and are judged by all 15 mem­bers of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Scot­tish Mo­tor­ing Writ­ers, who rep­re­sent pub­li­ca­tions and web­sites from across the coun­try.

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

The lat­est Golf is lighter, safer, more ad­vanced, more spa­cious, more ef­fi­cient and bet­ter equipped

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