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Volkswagen Golf 7 Wins Car of the Year

Volkswagen Golf 7 Wins Car of the Year

Volkswagen’s Golf 7 has won the NZ Motoring Writers' Guild Car of the Year Award and Best in Class Compact Car of the Year Award

Volkswagen’s Golf 7 has won the prestigious New Zealand Car of the Year Award and the Best in Class Compact Car of the Year Award on Thursday 5th December, rounding out an already stellar year.

“Since launching in February, the Golf 7 has been a source for celebration from both our team and customers,” says Tom Ruddenklau, General Manager of Volkswagen New Zealand. “Winning Car of the Year is a huge achievement and illustrates the work Volkswagen has put into developing the Golf 7. This is a great way for our team to end a year in which our mission to offer a car for every Kiwi has really come to life.”

Golf 7 has made its mark on the New Zealand market since launching earlier this year. The reduced price point of only $32,250, combined with enhanced customer benefits including increased space and fuel efficiency, demonstrate how it was an easy choice for judges.

The Golf’s exterior form is one of the most familiar product designs in the world and was further refined in the Golf 7. The interior space was also optimised, offering passengers more room and ensuring it’s the ideal choice both for Kiwi families and corporate use: from bach to business, school trips to road trips.

Developed in conjunction with AA and the Motoring Writers' Guild, the New Zealand Car of the Year Award identifies the best new vehicles on the market and helps provide New Zealand motorists with expert and independent knowledge to assist when buying a vehicle.

The judges considered styling, performance, handling, economy, comfort, interior design, build quality and finish, practicality, value for money and the important X-factor.


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