The new seventh generation Golf reigned supreme over top three finalists, which included the Mercedes Benz A Class, Porsche Boxster/Cayman and the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT-86.
Volkswagen has bagged World Car of the Year title for the second consecutive year and the fourth time since 2009. Last year it was the turn of Volkswagen Up! to take this prestigious award while in 2010 Polo bagged to title and in 2009 it was offered to Golf VI.
Golf Mk7 appealed to the select jury of a total of 66 auto journalist from over 23 countries due to its size and internal space besides on board comforts and practicality. The new Golf is being offered with fresh updates and a range of new engines and equipment and safety features.
Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, said, “We at Volkswagen are all delighted that the Golf has been named ‘World Car of the Year’. To win this award again shows that the Golf is and remains in a class of its own all around the world. This car sets new benchmarks again and again, not least in terms of efficiency and environmental credentials. Soon, for instance, the Golf will also be launched as a plug-in hybrid and as a 100% electric car.”
Mk7 is also seen as a fun car and appealing to a wide range of customers and it was all these factors that impressed on judges to select the VW Mk7 as the car of the year. The Golf Mk7 was also spied recently in India while on test. VW India has not yet said anything on the launch of Golf hatchback in India.