The new Volkswagen Golf GTI, which was revealed to the public at the Paris Motor Show in September 2008 and will go on sale in the UK in the second half of 2009, was honoured with the What Car Reader Award for the most exciting new car of the year.
Chris Craft, Director of Volkswagen UK said: "I'm proud that three of our key models have been honoured here tonight. The new Golf is vital to Volkswagen's success, particularly in the current economic climate and this is a great accolade for the car as UK sales begin.
"I am also very excited about the award for the new GTI. Any honour which is voted for by the car-buying public is particularly important to us in gauging reaction to our vehicles. These awards and new products place Volkswagen in a strong position for 2009 in what promises to be a challenging market," he added.
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