Volkswagen is celebrating a double victory at the What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards with the up! winning used city car of the year and the Passat Estate collecting a trophy for used estate car.
Judges compare cars using criteria such as space, economy, safety and ease of use, while also taking into account driving characteristics and suitability to a wide variety of roads and conditions. The Passat Estate’s cavernous boot capacity of up to 1,780 litres ticks the box for luggage space, while the car’s comprehensive equipment, high quality interior and unrivalled comfort secured its 2020 title.
The judging panel described the up! as “long having been one of our favourite city cars”, and hailed the Passat Estate’s “practicality, refinement and high-quality interior”, leading them to award both cars their respective category wins.
Barny Francis, National Used Car Manager at Volkswagen UK, said: “The up! and Passat Estate are both very popular used models and it’s easy to see why when they win awards like this. The up! is already Volkswagen’s most affordable model and used examples represent even greater value for money, especially when purchased through our What Car? award-winning Das WeltAuto approved used car scheme.
“The Passat has long been a favourite among UK buyers for its genuine all-rounder status, and an ability to rise to challenges with unrivalled confidence and capability. It’s got a strong history of success, and with over 30 million sold worldwide since the first model in 1973, there is plenty of choice for used car buyers at our retailers.”