VW Golf estate is “Most Sensible Car of the Year 2008″ | Rpmgo.com

In a ceremony that took place last Friday, the German magazine “Guter Rat” (Good Advice) awarded the Volkswagen Golf estate with the “Most Sensible Car of the Year 2008″ award, based on the car’s CO2 emissions values, driving comfort and spacious, clever interior. On behalf of VW, Jochen Sengpiehl, Head of Marketing, was present and accepted the award.

You can read more about the award in the full press release, after the jump.

Award for the safest and environmentally friendliest car

Wolfsburg, 17 March 2008 – The readers of Germany’s largest consumer magazine “Guter Rat” (Good Advice) have decided: the Golf estate is “Most Sensible Car 2008″ in the category “estate/van”. The Volkswagen convinced the car enthusiasts with environmentally friendly CO2 values, great driving comfort and a clever, spacious interior.

The third-generation Golf estate can transport five people with 690 litres of luggage while offering genuinely fun driving with especially good economy. The two diesels available for the new estate (77 kW/105 PS and 103 kW/140 PS) are among the most efficient engines of all. The “small” TDI manages 100 kilometres with just 5.2 litres of fuel. But the “big” diesel is also thrifty and environmentally friendly: the Golf estate 2.0 with a top speed of 205 km/h uses just 5.6 litres per 100 km with a CO2 emissions value of 148 g/km.

Jochen Sengpiehl, Head of Marketing for Volkswagen, accepted the “Most Sensible Car” award at the “Meilenwerk” in Berlin on Friday evening. Last year, Volkswagen had already emerged as a winner of the “Guter Rat” readers’ choice in the federal capital. Europe’s largest car builder won a special award for “Most Sensible Innovation” for its high-temperature fuel cell.

Incidentally, Volkswagen is offering the Golf estate with permanent four-wheel drive starting immediately. In extreme cases, nearly 100 percent of tractive force can be transferred to the rear wheels for the best possible grip.

Source: Volkswagen

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