Volkswagen Golf Mk7 wins 2013 European COTY in Geneva
Volkswagen Golf has its second European COTY or Car of the Year in the history of these prestigious awards. The results were announced in Geneva last night.
All seven generations of the Golf have been nominated for the prestigious European Car of the Year (CoTY) awards. This time round, the GolF Mk7 was declared a winner, receiving a total of 414 points in its favor. This figure was more than double what Toyota GT 86 / Subaru BRZ received, making them runners-up, while Volvo V40, Ford B-MAX, Mercedes Benz A Class, Renault Clio IV, Peugeot 208 and Hyundai i30 finished the top 8.
VW Golf was acknowledged as a clear winner among the jury due to its balance, safety features, high level of fuel efficiency, driving dynamics and overall occupant comfort. The vehicle is based on VWs MQB platform, contributing to its lighter weight, while materials used in interiors are of superb quality giving the cabin a classic look. Instrumentation is par excellence and all these features come together to make Golf Mk7 stand apart in competition.
Hakan Matson, President and Jury automotive expert of the Swedish business paper Dagens Industri : “The Volkswagen Golf VII received amazing results in our intensive test drives. It is a modern car with a high level of quality and safety, a wide-range of drive trains as well as outstanding driving performance year. The Car of the Year winner HAS to show excellence in a number of categories – with special focus to the needs of Consumers. All the members of our expert panel and are put through a series the finalists of exhaustive tests to Provide Substantial purchasing Criteria for consumers. “