Volkswagen’s 2014 VW Golf—already launched in Europe as a 2013 model—was named the European Car of the Year just prior to the recent opening of the International Geneva Motor Show—and the company is continuing to build on that success at the show itself.
Highlighting the Volkswagen exhibit in Geneva are both new variants of the award-winning Golf as well as a pair of vehicles that will set some fresh milestones in terms of fuel efficiency, albeit in different ways. Of course, not all of VW’s Swiss debuts will necessarily reach the U.S. market, but they do all provide a nice reminder of Volkswagen’s particularly high profile in the global auto industry. And if you need further evidence, you can also note that this actually was the second time the Golf has scored European Car of the Year honors; it also did so in 1992.
About this year’s victory, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen AG, said: “That's a superb result, and we are very proud of it. This most significant European award is the perfect final touch to the list of prizes we've already won. Over 29 million customers have made the Golf into the icon that it is. The Golf will continue this success story.”