Sunday, 3 February 2019

Destined to win: up!, Polo and Golf are the winners in the “Best Cars 2019” Reader’s Choice Awards

The trade magazine auto motor und sport chose the winners of its “Best Cars 2019” Reader’s Choice Awards in Stuttgart today. Three models of the Volkswagen brand, the up!, Polo and Golf, were among the winners. The award, one of the top automotive awards of the year, was received by Volkswagen’s Brand Board of Management members Ralf Brandstätter (Chief Operating Officer), Dr Frank Welsch (Development) and Jürgen Stackmann (Sales, Marketing and After Sales).

The Volkswagen up! took first place in the “Mini Cars” category. With the all-electric e-up!2, the natural gas powered eco-up!3 and the extremely sporty up! GTI4, the model impresses with its highly diversified line-up. The up! is also one of the most successful compact cars in Europe and inspires young and old alike.

The Polo won the “Compact Cars” category again making this the 22nd award for the popular model in the 43-year history of the “Best Cars” awards (previously known as “The Best Cars”). The latest sixth Polo generation made its début in autumn 2017 with many innovative assistance and safety systems generally only found in higher vehicle classes. It continues the success story of the model that has sold more than 16 million units worldwide to date.
Another firm favourite in the ams Reader’s Choice Awards is the Golf which won the coveted award in the “Compact Class” for the 25rd time since the launch of the Reader’s Choice Awards in 1977. Worldwide, Volkswagen has sold more than 35 million Golfs in 45 years. This makes the Volkswagen bestseller one of the most successful vehicles in automotive history.
In addition, the Multivan from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles achieved the top spot in the “Van” category: the VW bus from Hanover has now beaten the competition a total of 19 times. Since 2004, 16 times in succession, making it a true record breaker.
The auto motor und sport international Reader’s Choice Awards were held for the 43rd time this year. The opinions of readers from 15 European and three non-European magazines of the auto motor und sport Group were surveyed. A total of 385 models in eleven categories were available to choose from.
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