Car of the Year Volk­swa­gen Golf

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Volk­swa­gen’s sev­enth gen­er­a­tion has been named 2013 Car of the Year, out­class­ing a field of 51 el­i­gi­ble ve­hi­cles to col­lect what is widely re­garded as one of Aus­tralia’s most pres­ti­gious au­to­mo­tive awards.

magazine edi­tor, Glenn But­ler, praised the Golf’s con­sis­tency in all of the cri­te­ria.

‘‘The Golf VII is satisfying to drive, serene to ride in and su­perbly user­friendly,’’ Mr But­ler said.

‘‘Volk­swa­gen seems al­most to have set out to cre­ate a car to ex­cel in ev­ery one of the five Car of the Year cri­te­ria. And, quite sim­ply, the Golf has aced it,’’ he said.

Vet­eran judge John Carey summed Golf up the Golf’s achieve­ments: ‘‘ The won­der-work­ers of Wolfs­burg have cre­ated a Golf that’s bet­ter in ev­ery way that can be mea­sured. And the in­cre­ments are any­thing but minis­cule.

‘‘From the smallest, thought­ful de­tails to the big­gest ba­sics, this is a car that never fal­ters. Its breadth of tal­ent, its al­most an­noy­ingly per­sis­tent per­fec­tion­ism and its un­re­lent­ing sat­is­fac­tion make it some­thing truly rare … a car for all rea­sons.

Re­ceiv­ing the award on be­half of Volk­swa­gen Group Aus­tralia, manag­ing di­rec­tor John White said it was a great plea­sure and hon­our to re­ceive the award on be­half of so many in the Volk­swa­gen family.

‘‘The Car of the Year award caps-off a stel­lar year for the new Golf; which has also re­ceived Cars­guide’s Car of the Year Award lo­cally; as well in­ter­na­tional ac­claim as the 2013 World, Euro­pean, Ja­panese, Scot­tish and New Zealand Car of the Year,’’ Mr White said.

‘‘As Aus­tralia’s first, and the world’s long­est-run­ning Car of the Year award, this is tes­ta­ment to the qual­ity, re­fine­ment and per­for­mance of the Golf.’’

Lo­cally, the new Golf has also claimed vic­tory in magazine’s Gold Star Value award for the 90TSI, and Mo­tor­ing. com. au’s Family Car of the Year Un­der $30 000.

This is the third time the Volk­swa­gen Golf has taken out

magazine’s top hon­our. The Mark 1 Golf was awarded the 1976 Car of the Year and the Mark VI Golf was named 2009

Car of the Year. Volk­swa­gen has re­ceived five

Car of the Year awards over the years, in­clud­ing in 1974 for the Volk­swa­gen Pas­sat and more re­cently in 2010 for the Volk­swa­gen Polo.

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

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