Volkswagen Golf R wins top honours

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Volkswagen Golf R given top awards by Autocar & Top Gear

The Golf R has been awarded Hot Hatch of the Year 2014 in Top Gear magazine’s awards issue and voted the best of ‘Britain’s Top 50 Cars’ in last week’s issue of Autocar magazine (26 November).

Top Gear - Hot Hatch of the Year 2014

Comparing five hatchback cars, Top Gear declared the Volkswagen Golf R the top hatch title. In its awards issue, Top Gear magazine paid compliments to its hot hatch winner:

“Volkswagen has taken the already excellent GTI and left no stone unturned in its pursuit of improvement.”

“It is the car that can do everything – 40 mpg cruiser, upmarket business chariot, winter weapon; it’s a genuine thrill provider.”

“Congratulations Volkswagen – the result of your efforts is the best hot hatch on sale today.”

You can see the full Top Gear verdict of the Golf R here.

Autocar - Best of ‘Britain’s Top 50 Cars’

Autocar wanted to find out what the best cars on sale were today, so they pulled together their top 50 cars and headed to Wales to test them out - all to decide which car would be crowned Britain’s best car on sale in the UK.

Three Volkswagen models made it into the top 50, with the Volkswagen Golf R taking the number one position:

  • Number 1 - Golf R
  • Number 11 - Golf 2.0 TDI
  • Number 43 - up! 1.0 5dr

You can see the Autocar verdict here.