Double victory for VW

VW Golf SE, kettlemag
Written by MDochertyUK

Volkswagen has a lot of celebrating to do, after two huge wins at the BusinessCar Awards.

Both the Golf and up! City Car, which have both just been refreshed, have increased the award count for each model.

The Golf was named 'Best Lower-Medium Car', in the awards.  This award joins the long list of accolades for the Golf, with wins from Autocar, DieselCar and, heading up the list.

Showroom popularity for the Golf, still goes strong, with the model topping the SMMT UK sales charts in August and for the second month in the year.  

This last year alone, more than 72,000 new Golf models were sold in the UK and prove the model is as popular as ever, with the Tiguan, which featured among the finalists for the Safety Award, Polo, Passat and up!, holding strong in the Volkswagen line-up.  Commenting on the latest win for Golf Debbie Wood, BusinessCar Editor, said: 

" The Volkswagen Golf is one of the best all-round hatchbacks money can buy and thanks to some strong residual values and low running costs, it makes a great deal of sense on paper for fleets too.

Proving overwhelmingly popular with the judges this year, the Golf, following a midlife facelift earlier in the year, is about as good as it gets."

The up! City Car, was also awarded with the 'Best City Car' gong,  Of the up!, Debbie said:

“Say ‘city car’ and the up! is always likely to be one of the first cars people think of. Its fun nature, low costs and good values made it the standout choice for the judges and the latest round of updates, although not substantial, help keep the car on top form.”

The BusinessCar Awards were judged by a panel of industry experts, with fleet managers providing their assistance, where needed to decide overall winners in each category.