Having been named 2015 Car of the Year, the 2o15 Volkswagen Golf and its many variants continue snagging awards left and right. And just recently, the line of compact vehicles was named Best Compact Car by Cars.com.
Developed, designed, and engineered for the global market, the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf is roughly $2,000 more affordable (aka less expensive) for U.S. buyers thanks to North American models being produced at VW’s plant in Mexico, rather than in Europe like the last generation, which raises costs due to the Euro – U.S. dollar exchange rates. But being made in Mexico in no way translates to compromised quality, as the plant adheres to VW’s global quality standards, with the Golf continuing to exude that premium small car look and feel and stand head and shoulders above its competition, accomplishing it in a very “have it your way, as long as it’s a hatchback” kind of attitude.
Cars.com liked the fact that the Golf offers a very generous 22.8 cubic-foot cargo area as well as its wide variety of powertrain choices, including a smooth-revving turbocharged gasoline engine, a diesel option, and choices of either manual or automatic transmissions. So whether you want something fast, something electric or a diesel, the VW Golf has you covered.
Here’s to hoping that Volkswagen engineers, designers, and product planners have been properly recognized for their great creation that will be enjoyed by so many drivers around the world.