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Volkswagen Golf Family Named to C&D “10 Best” List for 12th Straight Time

Volkswagen's Golf family has been named to Car and Driver magazine's "10Best" list for the 12th consecutive year.

Volkswagen’s Golf family has been to Car and Driver magazine’s “10Best” list, for the 12th consecutive time. The Golfs faced some tough competition; they were praised for their versatility, dynamics and value. The Golf family consists of the e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf SportWagen and Golf R.

The secret is Golf’s ‘ambition’

“The Golf’s secret 10Best succsss is its ambition: It’s not only the best and most versatile car in its class, every year it views for the title of top vote-getter on our 10Best ballot,” the editors of the magazine said. “It’s almost a luxury car – refined, well equipped, and tastefully appointed. It just happens to be small, practical, and relatively affordable. Its road manners are impeccable, its handling balanced in a way that now escapes most cars.”

Said Hinrich J. Woebcken, president and chief exec of VW Group of America, “Earning this award for the 12th consecutive year validates the consistency of the Golf family in delivering unmatched quality and performance at a competitive price point.”

The “10Best” list features 10 of the magazine’s most-favored vehicles. Cars are judged on value, performance and the ability to satisfy the comprehensive driving needs of the consumer.

Program restrictions spelled out

To reach the final selections for the “10Best” all production vehicles for sale in the current year are considered with these restrictions:

  • The vehicle must be on sale by January.
  • The vehicle must be priced below 2.5 times the average car price for the year.
  • The vehicle must be substantially changed.
  • Vehicles in the past year’s “10Best” winners are nominated.

Here is where you can find more information. You can get more information on "10Best" here.

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