January 2019 brought the 42ndannual What Car? Car of the Year Awards, and Volkswagen managed to take home a raft of awards.
The Polo triumphed in the Small Car of the Year category, fending off close competition from the Audi A1 and the Dacia Sandero. The judges commented “The Polo sets the standard for comfort, practicality and refinement in the small car class, while its frugal 1.0-litre petrol engine and strong resale values make it a good long-term buy, and Volkswagen has kept the pricing sensible. There are no weaknesses in its armour.”
Along with the Polo’s success, the T-Roc took a win in the Best Small SUV for more than £20,000 category. The judges said: “The T-Roc is a cracking small SUV. Its 1.5-litre petrol engine offers a strong turn of performance, and Design versions come loaded with kit. This is also one of the best-riding cars in this class, and it handles tidily too. That it costs a lot less than some rivals is just an added bonus.” The T-Roc was also named Small Car of the Year by Company Car and Van earlier this month, adding to an already successful 2019 awards collection.
The awards didn’t stop