Golf Claims More Plaudits

Fri 19th Aug 2022

The Volkswagen Golf (Mk 7) has won the ‘Best Used Compact Family Hatch’ category at the Auto Express Used Car Awards, adding another trophy to its collection. 

Expert reviewers of the publication admired the Mk 7 version of the family hatchback for its multi-engine and diverse trim levels that suit every budget and taste.

Speaking about the Golf, Auto Express editor, Steve Fowler said: “With nearly half a century of development under its wheels, it’s no surprise the Volkswagen Golf still sets the class standard. That’s particularly true of the Mk 7 that made its debut in 2012: smartly styled and spacious, it’s also great to drive and has one of the most comprehensive range of engines and trim levels in the business - so there’s something for every taste and budget.

“Factor in excellent reliability and it’s not hard to see why the Golf is such a used hatch hit, and our best used compact family car for 2022.”

It’s not the first time in recent years that the Golf has claimed victory in this category, though in 2020 it was the e-Golf which was recognised by the Auto Express judges.

Stuart Knott, National Used Car Manager at Volkswagen UK, said: “As a brand, we’ve always prided ourselves on delivering stylish, practical and affordable products to our customers, and it’s great to see the Golf recognised once again for leading the industry in this respect and continuing to win awards. Now in its eighth generation, the Golf is one of the most successful cars ever produced and is still as relevant today as it was in its original Mk 1 guise back in 1974.”