What a week it was for Volkswagen and its icon, the Golf.
The annual Auto Show season kicks off in Detroit each January and this year’s show was special for Volkswagen as the all-new, 7th generation Golf was named “North American Car of the Year”. The honour was bestowed by the 57 Canadian and American judges of the annual award.
Just four days later, at the Montreal Auto Show, the accolades continued with the Golf being named “Best of the Best” by the Canadian Automotive Jury, a panel of well-known Canadian Auto journalists.
Later that same day, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) named the Golf as one of the finalists for their annual “Car of the Year” award. The announcement of the outright winner will take place at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.
All-in-all, it was a very busy… and extremely rewarding week for the Golf. Since its introduction last summer, the Golf has set all kinds of sales records. Journalists have noted the Golf’s refinement, fun-to-drive character and solid value, and we are quite proud that Canadian consumers seem to agree!