In a glittering awards ceremony, held at the prestigious London Grosvenor House Hotel, the new Volkswagen Golf - which was launched on 6th January in the UK - won the prize for the Best Small Family Car. This result means that the Volkswagen Golf has now held this title for three consecutive years. The award went to the new Volkswagen Golf SE 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS 5dr model.
In presenting the honour, Steve Fowler, Group Editor of What Car commented: "It takes a special car to win the Small Family Car of the Year award three years running - and the Volkswagen Golf is exactly that. You can thank evolution; this is the sixth-generation Golf, which takes the excellent fifth-generation model as its basis, and polishes every part until its sparkle would make Mr Sheen jealous. Whatever you need your car to do, the Golf does it - and brilliantly, too. That's why we believe it's the best small family car you can buy."Published 23 January 2009