2014 Car of the Year - Volkswagen Golf

Behind the Wheel names Volkswagen Golf 2014 Car of the Year.

2014 Car of the Year - Volkswagen Golf

Behind the Wheel’s Joel Helmes (l) presents the 2014 Car of the Year award to Volkswagen’s Kurt McGuiness.

After completing dozens of new car reviews in 2014 the Behind the Wheel team has judged the Volkswagen Golf as Car of the Year.

The seventh-generation Golf beat home a strong field of finalists to take the award, including; Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, Porsche Macan, Isuzu MU-X, Audi RS6, Kia pro_cee’d GT and Subaru WRX.

The Volkswagen Golf was judged best car of 2014 after best fulfilling our judging criteria - value for money, safety, quality, fuel economy, design, practicality and enjoyment to own and drive. Behind the Wheel editor Joel Helmes says the Volkswagen Golf is an extremely adaptable and impressive offering.

“The 2014 Volkswagen Golf range starts from just $21,490 and even at this end of the range you get genuine German build-quality and design, a terrific little turbo-charged engine and enough room for five adults.”

“Then through the range there are wagon variants, a convertible, an optional diesel engine, and of course the extremely sporty and just as impressive GTI and R models.”

“There truly is a Volkswagen Golf for just about every Australian new car buyer.”

Volkswagen Group Australia Public Relations Manager Kurt McGuiness has welcomed the Golf being named Behind the Wheel Car of the Year, catch our chat with him here…


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About the author

Joel Helmes

Joel is the founder, editor and managing director of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.