Volkswagen Golf premieres in M'sia The new Volkswagen Golf has been picked the coveted ‘World Car of the Year 2013’ at the New York Auto Show, which started today. Recently introduced in the country by Volkswagen Group Malaysia, the new Volkswagen Golf represents the seventh generation of the Wolfsburg marque’s global best-selling variant.

The 30-year legacy of the Golf continues to be the favorite among the automotive media and car buyers of the world. Three weeks earlier, the Golf collected the European Car of the Year award, including ‘The Best Cars of 2013’, ‘Auto Trophy 2012’ and ‘All the car you’ll ever need’ accolades.

Volkswagen Golf ‘World Car of the Year 2013’

The Volkswagen Golf was picked the ‘World Car of the Year 2013’ by the judges of 66 motoring journalists from 23 countries due to its right size, as well as generous cabin space, practicality and comfort level. In addition, the Golf – the Car, has a fresh, progressive design, a new range of engines and an impressive list of equipment, and comprehensive safety features.

Prior to the current Golf’s recognition, two other Volkswagens were picked ‘World Car of the Year‘ in previous years, they were: the 6th-generation Golf in 2009 and Volkswagen Polo in 2010. The Volkswagen BlueMotion variants such as the Polo, Golf and Passat captured the ‘World Green Car of the Year’ in 2010 as well. Last year, the Volkswagen up, the smallest VW variant, collected an internationally recognized trophy.

Volkswagen Golf: Upcoming versions

Over the year, Volkswagen plans to add more versions to the existing Golf line-up, consisting the sportier Golf GTI, Golf GTD, Golf Estate and Golf TDI BlueMotion. The two performance oriented versions is slated for a debut in the spring. From the middle of April, customers in Europe will also be able to order the unique and spacious Golf Estate.

In the second half of the year, the Golf TDI BlueMotion will be available. The Golf TDI BlueMotion sets new standards for the compact class in terms of fuel consumption and environmental compatibility: just 3.2 litres per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 85 g/km.