Awards Success for Volkswagen

We’re not yet at the end of two months into 2016 and Volkswagen are already enjoying recognition for a number of vehicles on offer. Last month, the What Car? Awards in London awarded the Passat Estate GTE ‘Best Electric Car’ and the new Touran won ‘Best MPV’. The Up! took a ‘price point’ honour in ‘Best City Car Class’ too.

The Passat Estate GTE impressed the What Car? judges who said “This really is the kind of hybrid you could use every day without even thinking of it as an EV”

Talking of the interior quality they added it is “every bit as good as on other Passats, there’s enough room for five adults to sit in comfort, and our preferred edition, the Estate, has a boot that’ll take all but the largest loads.”

The judges conclusion was that the car is “easily the best family hybrid we’ve seen to date.”


TouranOf the Touran, the judges praised the the vehicle as “great to drive, classy-feeling inside and has better safety credentials than most of its rivals.”

The VW seven-seater was noted for roominess, useful space and comfort. Comparing to the Touran’s rivals the judges said that there were “none that so brilliantly balances all of the things that matter to big families” and added that it is “better to drive and beats them all hands-down for interior quality and ease of use.”