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Volkswagen Golf named Business Car of the Year

VW Golf scoops the pool at UK Business Car Awards.

The impressive current-generation Volkswagen Golf.

The readers of UK car magazine and website BusinessCar have named the Volkswagen Golf ‘Business Car of the Year 2014’.

The awards, which cover a number of categories including Best Luxury Car, are judged by owners and fleet operators across the UK.

Volkswagen’s UK Fleet Business Development Manager, Claire English says winning the award means a lot to VW.

“I’m delighted to collect this award for the Golf. Previous generations of our best-seller have been popular, but the new technology and advances made in this model take it to a new level.”

“Fleet buyers and drivers have been particularly impressed, not only by the quality, safety and value of the new car, but also by its weight loss and hence lower fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions figures.”

Editor of BusinessCar, Paul Barker, said: “The Volkswagen Golf is in many ways the perfect company car, combining excellent running costs, emissions, practicality and technology in a way that has clearly impressed BusinessCar’s readers.”

“It is the perfect embodiment of the desirable yet attainable and sensible business car and is well deserving of this 2014 BusinessCar of the Year award.”

In Australia the Volkswagen Golf range starts at $21,490.

Joel Helmes

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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.