VOLKSWAGEN GOLF ALLTRACK NAMED 2017 CANADIAN CAR OF THE YEAR

TORONTO, Ontario (February 16, 2017) — The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack won the prestigious 2017 Canadian Car of the Year award from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) today at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. Some 60 Canadian automotive journalists vote on the award after a rigorous back-to-back testing program designed to highlight real-world performance.
“We are honored that the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada found the Golf Alltrack so appealing,” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, CEO of the North American Region, Volkswagen, at the reveal of the award in Toronto. “The Golf Alltrack was designed to offer an affordable yet upscale alternative to other all-wheel-drive wagons, and we’re heartened by the reception in North America from customers and automotive enthusiasts alike.”
The award adds to the long list of accolades for the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Golf family. For example, in November, Car and Driver magazine named the Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI and Golf R to its 2017 “10Best” list. The Golf was also given AutoPacific’s 2016 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA), ranking first in the publication’s compact car segment for the third year in a row.
The Golf Alltrack joined the Golf family for 2017 with a starting price of $25,850. Building on the popular Golf SportWagen, Alltrack offers a raised ground clearance, standard 4Motion all-wheel drive and rugged exterior styling combined with the fun-to-drive nature of the Golf family. The Alltrack uses Volkswagen’s powerful yet fuel-efficient 1.8-liter TSI® turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine, which makes 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque, paired with either a six-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission.

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Good Housekeeping Magazine Names Golf GTI “Best New Compact Car”!

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Good Housekeeping magazine has honored the Golf GTI with its 2017 Best New Car Award in the compact vehicle category. Teaming up with experts at Car and Driver magazine, engineers from the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) Lab rated its top picks on value, safety, handling, interior design, comfort and onboard technology after driving the vehicles more than 1,200 miles on test tracks and open roads.

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Practical, sleek, roomy

“Our engineers have never tested a more practical compact,” said Good Housekeeping. “The Golf is fun to drive and won on combined miles per gallon in our test,” editors said. Among the “standout features,” were the “small but mighty infotainment system,” sleek and roomy interior, and excellent visibility. Editors wrote, “Our testers found that its tight suspension helped it hug the road, even going over bumps.”

About the Award

The Good Housekeeping Institute worked with Car and Driver magazine’s automotive experts to screen more than 100 new vehicles, narrowing it down to the top 25 for further scrutiny. The Golf GTI is among seven winners. In addition to the compact category, others included luxury compact, sedan, luxury sedan, crossover SUV, electric, and hybrid.

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Good Housekeeping Magazine Names Golf GTI “Best New Compact Car”!

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Good Housekeeping magazine has honored the Golf GTI with its 2017 Best New Car Award in the compact vehicle category. Teaming up with experts at Car and Driver magazine, engineers from the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) Lab rated its top picks on value, safety, handling, interior design, comfort and onboard technology after driving the vehicles more than 1,200 miles on test tracks and open roads.

GoodHousekeeping-2017
Practical, sleek, roomy

“Our engineers have never tested a more practical compact,” said Good Housekeeping. “The Golf is fun to drive and won on combined miles per gallon in our test,” editors said. Among the “standout features,” were the “small but mighty infotainment system,” sleek and roomy interior, and excellent visibility. Editors wrote, “Our testers found that its tight suspension helped it hug the road, even going over bumps.”

About the Award

The Good Housekeeping Institute worked with Car and Driver magazine’s automotive experts to screen more than 100 new vehicles, narrowing it down to the top 25 for further scrutiny. The Golf GTI is among seven winners. In addition to the compact category, others included luxury compact, sedan, luxury sedan, crossover SUV, electric, and hybrid.