Volkswagen\'s new Golf beat the reliable Ford Focus
Volkswagen has picked up a further three awards this week, courtesy of honestjohn.co.uk, recognising the popularity of the brand’s cars with the users of the honestjohn.co.uk website. The awards
were presented at an event held earlier this evening in London.
The up! claimed the award for Most Popular City Car, the new Golf took the accolade for Most Popular Small Family Car while the Golf Cabriolet was name Most Popular Convertible. Commenting on Volkswagen’s achievements, Dan Harrison, editor of honestjohn.co.uk, said: ‘It’s no mean feat to pick up three separate accolades at the honestjohn.co.uk awards but it just goes to show how popular the Volkswagen brand is among our users. With such strong product that’s no surprise. We really rate the excellent up! and so do our users as it proved the most popular city car – a new category we’ve introduced for this year.
‘Then there’s the new Golf. It’s pretty much a faultless family hatchback and has once again set the quality standard in its market. The Golf review only went live on the site at the beginning of the year so that makes the achievement of being the most popular small family car in the 2013 awards even more impressive, especially as it outperformed last year’s winner, the Ford Focus.’
He added: ‘Another new category for 2013 was the Most Popular Convertible and once again a Golf came out on top – this time the Golf Cabriolet. There may not have been a soft-top Golf for nine years but that hasn’t diminished its popularity as this award shows. Stylish, refined and surprisingly practical, its appeal has found plenty of favour with our users.’
The winners of the awards are determined by the users of the honestjohn.co.uk website and recognise the ‘most searched for’ cars and vans on the site. The honestjohn.co.uk website was set-up in 2000 to help consumers with comprehensive advice on buying, selling and running cars. Since then Honest John himself has answered more than 625,000 questions.
This brings to five the number of awards won by the new Golf hatchback this month, following the car’s success at the Telegraph Motoring and DieselCar magazine earlier in May. The Golf is also currently both European and World Car of the Year.Volkswagen picks up 3 consumer awards