Class wins for updated Golf and up! at Auto Express Awards
Judges praise Volkswagens’ quality, comfort and space
Latest major honour for multi award-winning Golf
Milton Keynes – The updated Volkswagen Golf has added another prestigious prize to its collection with news that it has been crowned Compact Family Car of the Year in the annual Auto Express Awards.
The latest iteration of Volkswagen’s biggest selling model to date which features the option of all-new engines, more technology, improved connectivity and revised styling, today adds the Auto Express title to a host of recent award wins from the likes of Autocar, HonestJohn.co.uk and DieselCar.
Commenting on the Golf’s victory, Auto Express Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler said: “The evergreen Golf is back with a bang, thanks to upgraded engines, a new infotainment system and revised trim levels. It still sets the standard for comfort, refinement and upmarket appeal. It’s practical, too, with more than enough space for most families, plus numerous thoughtful touches that make living with the Golf so easy.
“Inside, premium materials, solid build quality and a logical layout instantly make you feel right at home. And on the move the Golf delivers a compelling blend of comfort, refinement and driver engagement, while the revised engines offer a strong mix of performance and refinement.“
Steve added: “Over 40 years in the making, the perfectly evolved Golf retains its place at the top of the family hatch tree.“
Emerging from Volkswagen factories around the globe at an average pace of one every 40 seconds for the last 43 years, the brand’s updated family favourite arrived in UK showrooms here towards the end of March.
Meanwhile the latest Volkswagen up! city car, revised in 2016 and now boasting a refreshed exterior design, the option of a new 1.0-litre TSI turbocharged engine offering up to 90 PS and extra equipment as standard, is also a winner with Auto Express.
Claiming the Auto Express 2017 City Car of the Year award, the up! is praised for its quality, refinement, generous interior space and high-end equipment options.