Volkswagen: “Wheely good value”

Volkswagen Victorious in Wheels Magazine Value Awards

  • Golf BlueMotion named best value small car under $35K for second year
  • Passat V6 Highline leads the pack in Premium Medium car category

Volkswagen Golf and Passat take pole position in the 2012 Wheels magazines Gold Star Value awards.

Adding to its growing list of accolades, the Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion has been recognised as the best value small car under $35K for the second year in a row.

Of the Golf BlueMotion, the Wheels judges commented “(The Golf) wins hands down in terms of fuel economy. As for the drive, its 2009 Car of the Year trophy still shines.”

Equally enthused by the Passat V6 Highline, the panel awarded Wheels’ Gold Star for value to the Volkswagen in the premium medium $45-65K segment declaring it the best investment among its rivals. “The Volkswagen is quick, classy, and holds its value…” the magazine states.

Anke Koeckler, Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Australia, said of the wins; “The Golf BlueMotion continues to exceed all in its class, again proving Volkswagen’s BlueMotion Technology is not only good for the environment, but the hip pocket too.”

“What’s more, the Passat V6 achieved a class leading 67 percent with regards to retained value. It’s a feature packed vehicle, for a competitive price.

“Not to be overlooked, the Golf 77TSI, Jetta 118TSI, Golf GTI and Eos were also ranked among the top three in their respective categories. On the whole, this has been another fantastic achievement for the brand.”

Wheels Gold Star Value awards compared vehicles in 16 different categories ranging from light vehicles under $20K to performance cars valued up to $150K across a range of criteria including warranty, fuel economy, purchase price, depreciation, insurance costs, and service schedules and prices.

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