Volkswagen named manufacturer of the year

Sunday Times Motor Awards 2020

Volkswagen has been named 'Manufacturer of the Year' at The Sunday Times Motor Awards 2020, taking home several other accolades along the way.

The win was secured with praise geared towards the brand’s range of MEB-based ID. cars, following the launch of the all-electric ID.3.

Golf and up! GTI led the charge for category awards. The technology-packed Golf was voted the best-of-the-best, winning ‘Car of the Year’, and was also named ‘Family Car of the Year.’

Golf fought off rivals from BMW, ŠKODA, SEAT and Alfa Romeo, and was praised for its versatile engine line-up (including its hybrid technology), its everyday practicality and top-of-the-range tech.

The up! GTI rounded off Volkswagen's recognition winning 'Value Car of the Year.'

The clear influence from the Mk1 Golf GTI was key to its success with the judging panel, with a standout, reasonable price cementing the GTI as the best bang-for-your-buck pocket rocket.

Andrew Savvas, Managing Director of Volkswagen UK, said: “During a year like 2020, recognition like this is inspiring for all at Volkswagen UK, with our icon – the Golf – awarded with ‘Family Car of the Year’ as well as the overall ‘Car of the Year’ title by The Sunday Times."

“The up! GTI’s success as ‘Value Car of the Year’ is also pleasing, given its status as a through-and-through driver’s car with GTI DNA running through it. It is a great value, brilliantly fun package."

The future is looking bright.

Volkswagen’s 2020 is set to continue this momentum, with the imminent arrival of the updated Arteon, new Arteon Shooting Brake and the revised Tiguan.

High-performance R variants of the Tiguan and Touareg will arrive in early 2021, shortly followed by the Arteon R, and the ID.4 – the next chapter in the Volkswagen ID. story.

The series versions of the ID.3 will also open for order very soon, making the wider line-up of the ground-breaking electric hatchback available to the motoring public.

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