Last year proved to be another successful year for Volkswagen’s passenger cars, with numerous awards presented
The Golf, as the brand’s best-selling model and
Auto Express named the Golf ‘Compact Car of the Year’ at its New Car Awards in June, before awarding the Golf Estate Alltrack the Towcar of the Year accolade for its £30,000 - £33,000 price bracket in September. In October, the Golf GTE was named Commuter Car of the Year at The Sunday Times’ Motor Awards, and Best plug-in hybrid car by Diesel Car & Eco Car. The Golf GTE’s plug-in hybrid sibling, the Passat GTE, won the title of What Car?’s Best Hybrid Car in its £25,000 - £50,000 price category.
Three trophies were given to the Polo this year, starting with the ‘World Urban Car of the Year’ in late March, before winning Safe Car of the Year at the FirstCar awards in April. In October, CarWow presented the Polo with its ‘Little Legend’ award at the publication’s inaugural awards ceremony.
Elsewhere in the Volkswagen Range, Parkers named the Touareg Best Tow Car at its September ceremony, while the publication’s readers chose the upcoming ID. hatchback, winning it the People’s Choice Award. The T‑Roc earned the Best Compact SUV trophy from Fleet News, while the ID. also won the Next Green Car Next Generation award for 2018. Extending the list of trophies for Volkswagen’s electric operations, the ID. R was named Racecar of the Year at the Top Gear Magazine Awards.
The Volkswagen Touran continued its winning streak at the What Car? Awards, with its third consecutive Best MPV gong after wins in 2016 and 2017. At the same event, the T‑Roc was commended in the publication’s Safety Award.
Autocar’s May awards celebrated the success of Volkswagen AG Chairman Herbert Diess, choosing
With recent launches in 2018 and upcoming models to be launched throughout the year, it’s likely that 2019 will be as successful as 2018, with Volkswagen’s award-winning range of cars continuing to garner widespread recognition.
Volkswagen UK’s Head of Sales Operations, Patrick McGillycuddy, said: “Any award presented to Volkswagen is something to be immensely proud of, so to be given enough awards to fill a cabinet shows just how strong the range is.
“Awards were presented to numerous models, in numerous segments. These recognised performance, efficiency and practicality in a very diverse list of awards for 2018, proving that Volkswagen offers a car for everyone, with all requirements, tastes and budgets considered.”