The Volkswagen Golf GTI has been able to add another award to its name by taking out Top Gear Car of the Year 2009. The Golf GTI beat a long list of competitors to win the award.
Anke Koeckler, Volkswagen Group Australia’s Managing Director, commented: “The Golf GTI really has proven that it still is the pinnacle in the performance hatch segment. It makes owning a fun performance vehicle affordable and realistic.”
The Editor of Top Gear Australia Magazine, Stephen Corby, had this to say: “It’s been around forever, hasn’t changed much, it’s teutonically, terrifically German and, with its perfect driving position and poised handling, it’s a proper driver’s car that makes you feel at home, and ready to race, from the first time you sit in it.”
Top Gear’s summary of the car says it all: “Ticks every box and leaves you smiling – perfection.”