Volkswagen celebrates Golf and up! Awards 2017

Auto Express Award winners 2017

Volkswagen celebrate this week claiming two awards in the Auto Express Awards 2017.

The Volkswagen High up! is the 2017 Auto Express City Car of the Year and the Volkswagen Golf SE Nav is the 2017 Auto Express Compact Family Car of the Year.

The facelift Volkswagen up! was released towards the end of 2016, where the 89bhp 1.0-litre turbocharged engine was introduced. Volkswagen premiered the new up! GTI last week at the legendary GTI Meet at Lake Wörthersee in Austria. This is the first up! GTI making It the most powerful up! in the range. The new GTI will add to the current range the Take up!, Move up!, up! beats, High up! and the e-up!.

The Volkswagen Golf is the 2017 Auto Express Compact Family Car of the Year, the New Golf facelift has proved extremely popular since its release earlier this year. The revised Golf is the first compact car to feature Gesture Control along with other premium segment technologies. The recently revised Golf features new engines, enhanced design and new assistance systems. The New Golf is available with wireless charging, active information display, DAB and a 8" touchscreen as standard, Car-Net and App-connect. More spacious than ever the Golf is extremely practical and has more than enough space for the whole family.

Motor journalists raved about the new golf which they recently tested at the international first-drive press launch in Majorca. Autocar said: “This is a car positioned at the nexus of value, desirability, usability, road-appropriate performance and dynamic sophistication, and accessible driver reward.”