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Volkswagen Golf Adds More Awards To Trophy Cabinet, Courtesy Of Telegraph Motoring And Diesel Car Magazine

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MILTON KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM – May 9, 2013: Volkswagen launched its seventh-generation Golf in January this year, and since then the new car has scooped a few hefty accolades including the European and World Car of the Year awards. This week the trophy cabinet is once again opening its doors to accommodate four new gongs, thanks to Telegraph Motoring and Diesel Car magazine.

Part of the Telegraph Festival of Motoring, the Telegraph’s inaugural Car of the Year awards ceremony was held in London on Friday. With votes coming from buyers, the Golf won the Best family car category as well as the overall Car of the Year title. Commenting on the win, Paul Hudson, the Telegraph's Acting Head of Motoring, said: ‘The Volkswagen Golf is an excellent car, both as a practical all-rounder and something that feels like a cut above many of its rivals. Its trick is that it exceeds expectations in almost every area, whether it's engine refinement, space or build quality. It's an extremely worthy winner of the Telegraph's first Car of the Year award.’

Announced today, the Golf has also been named Diesel Car’s Best medium car as well as overall Diesel Car, Car of the Year for 2013. The Golf beat off strong to win the overall title, with Editor, Ian Robertson, saying: ‘The Golf is an energetic performer and also immensely civilised, refined and user-friendly, with superb quality.’

For more from the Telegraph, go to or look out for the special Telegraph Motoring supplement in Saturday’s paper.

To read more about why the Golf is proving so popular with Diesel Car, check out the Awards issue which is on sale online at and in all good newsagents tomorrow. It’s also available for the iPad via the Apple App Store on iTunes.