We're excited at Ralph Thayer Automotive that the 2015 North American Car of the Year award goes to the Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Golf GTI. These applause-worthy cars are yours for the test-driving at Ralph Thayer Automotive.
These Volkswagen Golf models received the prestigious award for their many attributes that make the driving experience the best it can be. The award's rigorous selection process that included input from 57 independent automotive journalist jurors took into account features such as design, performance, economy, value, safety, innovation, and fit and finish. Winners of this honor are chosen from a long list of brand-new or extensively redesigned cars introduced within the past year.
Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, announced the company’s pleasure at receiving the North American Car of the Year title for the Golf and Golf GTI. He noted how the award recognized Volkswagen’s hard work and dedication over the last year.
Considering the many features of these Golf models, it's not a wonder that the car won. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf has front-wheel-drive and features responsive steering and superb handling. A stronger engine gives the model more power than ever for a smooth, sure drive, allowing for split-second maneuvering. The car also features a fuel-efficient, turbo-charged engine, resulting in improved fuel economy.
A real looker with clean, smooth lines and various eye-catching color options, such as white, gray, blue tones, silver and red, the car gets noticed on the road. The sleek interior features a touchscreen display and cloth-lined door pockets. For a hatchback, the Golf is also exceptionally roomy. The rear seat is expansive, and the car features more cargo space than many hatchbacks.