27 - November - 2013
The Golf has been named 'Car of the Year 2013/14' in Japan, and so, for the first time in the 34-year history of this prestigious award, a foreign car has beaten the local competition. Particularly impressive was the score awarded by the 60-strong jury to the latest generation Golf, which has only been available in Japan since 25th June: 504 out of a possible 600 points - a record for an imported car and a lead of 131 points over the second-placed vehicle and 337 points over the car in third. "We are delighted that the Golf is the first imported car to win the main prize in the 34-year history of Car of the Year Japan. This award is dedicated to everyone who has supported Volkswagen in Japan over the past 60 years," said Shigeru Shoji, Volkswagen Group President in Japan.