The new Volkswagen Golf has been awarded 'Best Medium Car' in the What Diesel Car of the Year Awards, beating a total of 23 entrants to the title.
Launched in January 2009 the Volkswagen Golf Mk VI has continued the sustained popularity of the Golf range in the UK. Powered by an advanced range of 2.0-litre TDI common rail diesel engines in 110 PS and 140 PS form they combine the ability to travel in excess of 690 miles on a single tank of fuel with refinement and low emissions.
Presenting the award, Editor of What Diesel Magazine, Ian Robertson, commented: "If there's a better designed, better built car of its size than the sixth generation Golf, we've yet to discover it."
The Green Award was also collected by Volkswagen. In the past year Volkswagen has further expanded its BlueMotion range of vehicles with the announcement of the new Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion cable of achieving 74 mpg and the new Polo BlueMotion II concept that returns a combined 83 mpg. Production cars such as the new Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion II featuring Stop-Start technology have gone on sale along with the introduction of new, ever more efficient engines. In addition new concepts have also been unveiled in the form of the Volkswagen Golf TwinDrive, Passat EcoFuel and Touareg Hybrid."Volkswagen has taken great strides this year in trying to reduce environmental impact, having unveiled the 99 g/km Golf BlueMotion and 87 g/km Polo BlueMotion II Concept." said Ian Robertson. Published 9 April 2009