Volkswagen Wins Double Used Car Prize

Tue 28th Sep 2021

German efficiency has won the day once again with Volkswagen proving that their vehicles have a long shelf-life and can impress the judges even after they have left the showroom.

Volkswagen collected two major awards from different publications this week, showcasing the brand’s versatility and ability to meet the needs of a range of customers.

The Volkswagen Touran was the first to collect silverware when it was named the What Car? Best Used MPV, the sixth year in succession that the Touran has been recognised in the category, across both the new and used car spheres. User-friendliness and interior space were they values which the What Car? judges recognised with Mark Pearson, Used Cars Editor at What Car? saying: “We’re delighted to present our Used MPV of the Year Award to the Volkswagen Touran this year. What really sets the practical Touran apart is that it’s both good to drive and more refined than most of its rivals. It feels more upmarket inside, too, and despite offering all the room you’d expect from a seven-seat people carrier it feels like a much smaller car when you’re threading it around tight city streets. The icing on the cake is its affordability now when bought used. In short, it’s the complete package.”

At a separate awards ceremony, Volkswagen also collected the coveted Best Used Electric Car prize, as voted for by the Auto Express judges. The predecessor to the hugely successful ID.3, the judges praised the e-Golf for its subtlety and familiarity to those less used to electric cars.

”The Volkswagen e-Golf proves that you don't have to dig deep to park an elegant, practical and desirable electric car on your driveway,” said Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express. “Early models offer a 118-mile range, while later cars saw this boosted to 185 miles. But whichever you choose, you'll get the same familiar Golf interior, technology and driving experience. It's the way it normalises electric motoring and boasts an appealingly low asking price that makes it our Best Used Electric Car for 2021.”