In the What Car Used Car of the Year 2011 Awards, the 2006 Volkswagen Passat has been awarded in the Estate car category whilst the 2009 Golf TDI has been named best Green used car.
The judging panel includes experts from all areas of the motor industry such as car dealerships, auction houses and What Car magazine itself.
The Volkswagen Passat received recognition for its style, substance and value, as well as its boot space, cabin space and ride quality.
One of the judges, Kurtis Williams from Lex Autolease, said: "The Passat is a brilliantly built premium estate with excellent diesel engines," and added, "it's surprisingly handsome for such a practical car."
The Volkswagen Golf SE 1.6 litre TDI was named best Green used car available. What Car used car editor Matt Sanger, said: "Great to drive and very efficient, the Golf should be at the top of every green driver's wish list."
In April 2011, Volkswagen launched 'Das WeltAuto' used car programme, designed to make purchasing a used car as appealing as the new car process.
Volkswagen's Dave Wilding. He comments: "Despite our best efforts there is still a gap between the new and used car purchase experience. In launching Das WeltAuto, we're attempting to close that gap and to match the used car and the package that comes with it to the requirements of the customer.
"We've worked hard to develop the right components for the programme and also on branding and marketing. Wherever customers see the orange Das WeltAuto branding they'll know they'll get a great customer experience."
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