Volkswagen's Golf 7 Crowned '2013 Carsguide Car of the Year'

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SYDNEY – Dec 6, 2013: In a year already filled with accolades, Volkswagen’s seventh generation Golf has now been honored as ‘2013 Carsguide Car of the Year’, once again confirming the Golf as the benchmark in the small car segment with Australian motoring experts.

The all-new Golf was awarded ‘World Car of the Year 2013’ earlier this year and continues its claim to fame in Australia with a winning formula of accessible performance and efficiency. It went on sale in Australia in April 2013 and has continued to receive stellar reviews since.

John White, Volkswagen Group Australia’s Managing Director, commented on the significance of this award. “We are delighted and proud to receive the Carsguide Car of the Year Award for the Golf. This is the second time the Golf has received the award and with such a competitive market it is a great pleasure to be recognised for delivering such an exceptional car.”

“With over 30 million sales and much critical acclaim, the Golf continues to deliver a unique combination of advanced technology, quality, refinement and affordability.”

“To build a new Golf that delivers more for our customers without demanding more from them is a remarkable testament to the team of designers, engineers and craftsman who created it.”

Carsguide editor, Paul Pottinger, says Carsguide selects the entry level or the most popular variant by which to judge the range, selecting the 90TSI Comfortline to represent the Golf range.

Pottinger commented: “Never has a small car so seamlessly combined the abilities of a suburban family vehicle and a long-distance tourer. Its 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine is as amiable and economical or as spirited and responsive as you could want in a road car.”

“It’s a hallmark of the Mark VII Golf, however, that we could have selected any variant from entry level to GTI and the result would have been no different. The base car is plainly superior to the small car pack. At nearly $44,000 the top-spec GTI is a bargain.”

The nation-wide judging panel on the ‘2013 Carsguide Car of the Year’ Awards consists of 10 experienced and highly regarded editors and journalists who evaluated the best new car releases of 2013 resulting in one overall winner, the Golf.

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