by Raymond Thomas
It is no surprise to many that Volkswagen scooped the prestigious Motor Trend Award for 2015 Car Of The Year. The prizewinner was its trusty Golf.
We all love fun in our lives so the focus here is the exhilarating VW Golf GTi.
It’s hard to believe that, in its four decades of production, the Golf has only once before – in 1985 – snared the Golden Calipers.
Since its inception, the thrilling GTi was the benchmark of the first “hot hatches”. It boasted awesome performance with skateboard-like handling.
With Volkswagen once more producing the Golf here in the US, let’s be proud that the stealthy powerhouse is going from strength to strength.
Why buy a VW Golf?
A Golf is the stealth option, the wolf in sheep’s clothing
As one of the most efficient and fun cars in its class, you will reap manifold rewards from ownership
Choice of 2 or 4 door option to suit your needs
2 liter Inline-4 engine that develops 210 bhp yet still returns 25/33 mpg: have your cake and eat it!
Fully-loaded as standard with:
Side curtain airbags
Multi-function sports steering wheel
VW Car Net connected features
LED fog lights
Touchscreen sound system, 5.8 in color display
This seventh generation of the VW Golf truly offers something for everyone.
From the 1.8T which is absolutely packed with valuable features through the ultra-economic diesel option and culminating with the range-topping GTi, there is a model and trim for each person wanting a fun, affordable and cost-effective hatchback.
Volkswagen should be doubly proud of this award because of the titans it shrugged off to claim the prize…
After a full gamut of individual tests to showcase braking, acceleration and being pushed to the limit, every contender is then further evaluated…
Each car is further put through its paces on three separate tracks ending up with a circuit of a real road-test scenario.
With the mighty Maserati Ghibli, the élan of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (and Audi, BMW and the Mustang also beaten to the tape), this Motor Trend Car Of The Year 2015 for the Volkswagen Golf is a glittering achievement.
As Americans playing a role in this success, we should also celebrate the Volkswagen Golf. Better yet, if you’re considering a career as an auto sales consultant, then selling the Motor Trend Car of the Year is worth considering.