Volkswagen Golf GTI
Volkswagen Golf GTI

At the 2011 Auto Express Awards, the Volkswagen Golf has been named Best Compact Family Car for the third year in a row.

The Volkswagen Golf is now in its sixth generation and has seen more than 28 million sales across the world since is was first launched in 1974. hat makes it the most popular model Volkswagen has ever produced.

Auto Express acting editor Graham Hope said: "The all-conquering Golf has turned winning Auto Express road tests into an art form and the beauty of the handsome hatchback is that there is something in the range for everyone. Whichever model you choose, you’re guaranteed the best cabin quality in the sector, as well as superb refinement and affordable running costs."

The Volkswagen Golf GTI was also awarded with the title of Best Hot Hatch, also for the third year running.

Graham Hope added: "The Golf's talented underpinnings can easily handle the GTI’s extra power, and its spacious cabin and high-quality trimmings help to make our winner both hugely desirable and very easy to live with."

Volkswagen's BlueMotion range, which covers a number of innovations helping to cut fuel consumption, was presented with The Green Award.

Graham Hope commented: "The winner of our inaugural Green Award could have been a car, a person or a piece of technology – but in the end it went to an entire brand. The Volkswagen BlueMotion range takes the prize for the way its economy boosting kit delivers real-world gains to consumers with so few compromises."

Chris Craft, Director of Volkswagen UK, said: "We're delighted that the Golf has retained these coveted titles, and especially proud to have won the Green Award for our BlueMotion range, which shows that it is possible to offer practical real-world fuel economy benefits without compromising on practicality, affordability, quality, safety or comfort."

Published : 03/08/11 Author : Staff

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