Managing Editor at carsales.com.au, Marton Pettendy, highlighted the consistency of the latest generation Golf in one of the toughest categories of the award. “The Golf has been refined, re-defined and honed over seven generations. While it stays true to its original concept, it’s now larger and safer. Regularly awarded for its cabin finish, durability and amenity, it’s also one of a very small number of cars that defy socio-economic pigeon-holing.” said Mr Pettendy.
“With frugal but punchy turbo-petrol engines driving through a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes and independent suspension front and rear, the Golf family also leads the way in terms of powertrain and chassis refinement. It is simply one of the best drives on the road today.” he said.
The carsales Car of the Year Awards take into consideration factors including cost to run, retained value, consumer engagement, affordability and servicing in determining the winners of the 13 categories.