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autoviva2010-07-16 17:02:49

Golf BlueMotion elected Green Car of the Year

Golf BlueMotion elected Green Car of the Year

Volkswagen’s Golf BlueMotion received the Green Car of the Year award presented by What Car?. Besides winning the overall award the Golf BlueMotion was also chosen Green Small Family Car of the Year. The What Car? Green Awards 2010 ceremony took place at Twickenham Stadium in London on Wednesday night.

“The Golf is a well deserved award winner: carbon dioxide emissions are a paltry 99 g/km making it exempt from road tax and its average fuel economy is 74.3 mpg. So, as well as being impressively green, the Golf is classy, well made, practical, safe, brilliant to drive and an affordable long-term investment. There surely aren’t many other virtues you need?”, said Steve Fowler, What Car?’s editor-in-chief.

“Ever since the first BlueMotion model was launched in 2007 our strategy for this environmental sub-brand has been to produce class-leading vehicles which are efficient, sustainable, practical, comfortable and competitively priced. This is what our customers want and all these values are encapsulated in the Golf,” said Professor Dr Stefan Gies, head of chassis development, after receiving the award on behalf of Volkswagen.

The central core of the Golf BlueMotion is its 1.6-litre TDI common rail engine, which produces PS and 250 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm. Its efficiency is achieved thanks to the Start/Stop system, low rolling resistance tyres, battery regeneration, revised gearing, a multifunction computer providing visual gear change recommendation for optimum fuel consumption and aerodynamic changes.

At the What Car? Green Awards 2010 another Volkswagen car was awarded a prize. The Passat BlueMotion was the winner in the category of Green Family Car. These two awards join the three others that the BlueMotion range received in April. At the time the Polo, Golf and Passat BlueMotion models claimed the Green Car of the Year award at the 2010 World Car of the Year awards.

Golf Gen.6 [Mk6 - A6/Typ 5K]Golf Gen.6 [Mk6 - A6/Typ 5K]
Golf VI 1.6l TDI DPF Trendline BlueMotionGolf VI 1.6l TDI DPF Trendline BlueMotion
Straight 4
98 cu in
Top Speed
118 mph
5, Manual
Maximum power
105 hp @ 4400 rpm
Fuel consumption (combined)
61.89 US MPG
$ 33.484
* based on Germany prices
annual ownership cost
$ 1.675




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