Car of the Year Volkswagen Golf
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.
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