Car and Driver magazine has named the Volkswagen e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf SportWagen and Golf R to its 2019 “10Best” list. This marks the thirteenth consecutive “10Best” award for a Golf family model.
“We love all Golfs, and how could we not when the basic package is this good?” noted the editors of Car and Driver in the article. “The lineup’s broadening range of talents brings the basic car’s inherent goodness into clear relief. Without its brilliant packaging, chassis integrity, and clarity of purpose, none of the many variants could do what they do so well.”
“We are honored that Car and Driver has named the Volkswagen Golf models to its 2019 ‘10Best’ list,” said in a statement Scott Keogh, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “Earning this award for the thirteenth consecutive year validates the consistency of the Golf family in delivering unmatched quality and performance at a competitive price point.”
The Car and Driver annual “10Best” list features 10 of the magazine’s most favored new vehicles. Cars are judged on value, performance and the ability to satisfy the comprehensive driving needs of the consumer.
Nominees consist of all-new cars, 2018 10Best winners, cars that were not available for the 2018 competition, and those with significant updates. All cars must fall under the base-price cap of US$90,000 and be on sale in January 2019.
Most variants of the Golf family for the North American market are sourced from the Volkswagen assembly plant in Puebla, Central Mexico, except for the e-Golf and the Golf R which are built in Germany. However, over the next year production of the whole Golf family will be shifted from Puebla to Wolfsburg.