Fleet News Awards 2010: Company Car of the Year

18/03/2010 in News Home, Manufacturer News

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The Volkswagen Golf has been named Company Car of the Year in the 2010 Fleet News Awards.

The Award is one where the panel of expert judges yields to the voice of the Fleet News audience.

This year, in a change to previous awards, readers were choosing between cars that were launched to market in 2009.

They chose the Golf from a list of cars that were already named as category winners.

What the judges said

"The Volkswagen Golf impresses fleet operators and drivers in equal measure: strong residual values and a wide choice of efficient engines lead to low operating costs, while drivers see it as an aspirational car in its sector.
Build quality remains a class benchmark while the Golf is also enjoyable to drive. It scores highly for comfort and refinement as well as for its excellent road manners.
The Golf represents good value against other mainstream products whose list prices increased more steeply during 2009 – a factor that also helps drivers minimise their BiK tax bills.
As well as a range of ultra-clean diesels, Volkswagen also offers high-performance diesels with the 170bhp GTD, while drivers with more freedom over what they can choose could also be tempted by the iconic GTI or the racy Golf R.
The Golf has broad appeal and it remains the benchmark car."


  • Audi A5 Sportback
  • BMW 5 Series GT
  • Vauxhall Astra
  • Vauxhall Insignia Sport Tourer
  • Volkswagen Golf

See the Fleet News Awards 2010 in pictures!

- Fleet News Gallery
- Welcome to the Fleet News Awards 2010
- The event and venue
- Presentation of trophies by Hugh Dennis
- Post-awards celebration


Daniel Attwood
News Editor
email 01733 468 294
email  daniel.attwood@bauermedia.co.uk


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