‘Perfect Company Car’
The Volkswagen Golf has added another trophy in the cabinet collecting the award of ‘Business Car of the Year 2014’. The BusinessCar Awards are the only industry awards decided completely by the industry, as they are voted for by the readers of BusinessCar magazine and www.businesscar.co.uk.
Editor of BusinessCar, Paul Barker, said ‘the Volkswagen Golf is in many ways the perfect company car, combining excellent running costs, emissions, practicality and technology in a way that has clearly impressed BusinessCar’s readers. It is the perfect embodiment of the desirable yet attainable and sensible business car and is well deserving of this 2014 Business Car of the Year award.’
Claire English, Volkswagen’s Fleet Business Development Manager said ‘I’m delighted to collect this award for the Golf. Previous generations of our best-seller have been popular, but the new technology and advances made in this model take it to a new level. Fleet buyers and drivers have been particularly impressed, not only by the quality, safety and value of the new car, but also by its weight loss and hence lower fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions figures. As reigning European and World Car of the Year, we know the Golf is good. But this award is particularly special, as it’s voted for by readers of BusinessCar and the people who choose it and live with it. It’s a proud day for Volkswagen.’
There is a Volkswagen Golf to suit every need and desire, they range from the standard hatchback through to the GTI and the GTD performance versions to the economical BlueMotion and the spacious Estate. All Golf models come with seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, five three-point seatbelts, ABS with ESP, XDS electronic differential lock and Isofix preparation for two rear child seats. Standard technology includes a 5.8-inch colour touchscreen, DAB digital radio, CD player, MDI interface (for connecting iPod or MP3 player), Bluetooth telephone preparation and audio streaming and eight speakers. Also standard is ‘Climatic’ semi-automatic air conditioning, among a host of other features. Prices for a new Volkswagen Golf start at £16,495.
Plus the range will continue with a new high performance R model with 300 PS and fifth-generation four-wheel drive system which is due to arrive in April with an all-electric Golf set for UK launch later in this year.