Volkswagen Golf Named Motor Trend Car of The Year®

December 19th, 2014 by

A celebration is in order! The 2015 Volkswagen Golf has been named Motor Trend Car of the Tear! The Volkswagen Golf has been produced for 40 years and has won the Car of the Year title once before, in 1985. And now, it is once again taking home the title. In fact, it nearly swept the competition by winning almost all of the votes by the participating judges.

There are a variety of features that helped the 2015 Volkswagen Golf receive this prestigious accolade. The first, and probably the most important, is its premium and updated design. It features a beautifully-sculpted body that sits about an inch lower to the ground than its predecessor. It is also about a half-inch wider and two inches longer. Thanks to these changes, it is able to boast a sportier and sleeker look that drivers have already come to love.

While the vehicle adheres more to a younger demographic, it is definitely suited for practically any driver, regardless of age. The inside of the vehicle is equally impressive, and even features a beautiful 5.8-inch touchscreen display that allows drivers to access any one of the vehicle’s many infotainment features. The Golf’s clear instrumentation panel and supportive seats could also be reasons for why it succeeded in receiving this title as Motor Trend Car of the Year. No matter what drivers are searching for in a compact hatchback, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf will be sure to offer it.

What Else Does This Amazing Vehicle Have to Offer?

If we had to describe the 2015 Golf in a single word, it would have to be “efficient”. The vehicle comes in two distinct models: the GTI and TSI. They come with 1.8- and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines respectively. But perhaps what is even more impressive is that the Golf has a combine EPA rating of about 36 MPG, which is phenomenal. The e-Golf, which is the electric version of the vehicle, can go about 83 miles per charge.

While the TDI lacks slightly in horsepower, it definitely makes up for it by offering an ample amount of torque. While it isn’t as quick as its TSI counterpart, it is definitely respectable when it comes to performance. It’s important to note that the e-Golf is well known for offering that “normal” car type of driving. So if you’re searching for an electric vehicle that maintains the physical characteristics of fuel powered vehicles, this is one that you should consider.

Engineered With Excellence in Mind
In the end, it’s clear to see why the 2015 Volkswagen Golf received this honorable accolade. Not only is it incredibly well built, but it also features a light chassis that offers a tremendous amount of grip. What a lot of people don’t know is that this lighter body also equates to more interior cabin room for both passengers and drivers. If you’re interested in seeing the 2015 Volkswagen Golf firsthand, or if you have any questions that you’d like answered, be sure that you visit VW of Athens as soon as possible! If you’re too busy to make it into the dealership, please use our quick-and-easy online form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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