The Volkswagen Golf is crowned Scottish Car of the Year 2013
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.
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The latest Golf is lighter, safer, more advanced, more spacious, more efficient and better equipped