Judged by the editorial team of Auto Express, the panel took all new models and existing models into account throughout the judging.
David Johns, Auto Express editor-in-chief, said about the Golf,
"With its classy looks, high-quality cabin and executive car refinement, the Volkswagen still sets the standard. Better still, it’s great to drive, excellent value and has a brilliant range of engines – including innovative turbocharged TSI petrol units."
David Johns also said the rivals did offer very competitive packages this year, some with more power and more stylish looks, but he said the overall ability and appeal of the Golf shone through once again.
Volkswagen is now up to the sixth generation Golf after producing the model for well-over 30 years. 27 million Golfs have been sold over the years, too, making it the most successful model Volkswagen has ever produced - ahead of the infamous Beetle which was sold to over 21 million people, worldwide.