The Car of the Year ceremony was attended by many industry chiefs: VW’s board member for development Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg accepted the prestigious trophy on the brand’s behalf.
It was also noted that every single generation of Golf has won a top-three spot in the Car of the Year awards – a podium record dating back to 1975.
In awarding the Golf so many points, the judges praised its ‘overall balance and the outstanding
And although the judges did concede it looks very similar to previous Golfs, the new MQB platform technology beneath brings many gains in lightweight technology and flexibility.
Hyundai’s strong march onwards in terms of sales wasn’t reflected in the Car of the year awards, though. Despite placing as a finalist in the awards, the i30 could do no better than eighth place in the final count, scoring 111 points against the Golf’s 414…
Car of the Year 2013 – finalists