Volkswagen Golf named ‘Used Car Hero’ By Autocar


The Volkswagen Golf has been awarded ‘Used Car Hero’ at the Autocar awards 2019, in recognition of its selection of talents – Portraying the Volkswagen Golf to customers on the used car market, demonstrating its flexibility, value for money and reliability.

This event comes after a successful week, where the Volkswagen Golf also accepted the award for ‘Best car for new drivers’ at the Auto Trader new car awards 2019.

Autocar applauds the Golf’s versatile line up – ranging from high performing champions such as the R and GTI models, extending to the value packed Golf Match as well as the eco-credentials of the e-Golf and the usability of the diesel and petrol engines available. The Golf’s value for money is unrivalled on the used car market which was of note to Autocar.

Autocar’s Editor, Mark Tisshaw, commented: “The Volkswagen Golf has been crowned the 2019 Autocar Used Car Hero. We’ve picked out the nearly-new seventh generation version, which is available in many forms, from the electric e-Golf to the hot R version. Whichever version you choose, the used Golf blends affordability, versatility and reliability.

“The Used Car Hero award, which we run with our used car guru James Ruppert, this year celebrates nearly new cars, and is awarded to a brilliant used car that's still on sale as a new one. The current Golf was the outstanding choice for the win this year, given there is next to no drop off in appeal for all the reasons you'd buy a new one still apply when buying used. “

Andrew Savvas, Volkswagen UK Managing Director collected the award yesterday evening, held at the Silverstone Wing in Northamptonshire. Barny Francis, National Used Car Manager at Volkswagen UK, who also attended the awards, said: “Over the last 45 years the Volkswagen Golf has built a loyal following. It has long been a favourite of car buyers in the UK, and consistently ranks very highly as one of the UK’s best-selling new cars.

“Buyers have even more choice on the used market with the Golf, which is also one of the UK’s most searched for used cars. From economical diesels to high performance GTI and R models, with electrified powertrains like the all-electric e-Golf in-between, the Golf is truly the People’s Car, and so we are thrilled that Autocar has recognised its position with the Used Car Hero award.”

“With the Das WeltAuto programme offering our customers great benefits and peace of mind in making their used purchase, we’re prouder than ever of the Golf and our used car offering.”

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