HERNDON, Va., May 18, 2010- Kiplinger's personal finance - the highly respected money guide - bestowed top honors on two Volkswagen cars for their quality and performance relative to price, Volkswagen Group of America announced today.
The 2010 Golf 4-door hatch was named Best-in-Class for cars under $20,000 and Best New Car for cars under $20,000. The magazine also named the 2010 Jetta TDI 4-door Best in Class for cars between $20,000-$25,000.
"At Volkswagen, we are continuously listening to our customers and researching new ways to offer the best cars for the greatest value," Volkswagen Group of America CEO Stefan Jacoby said. "The Golf and the Jetta TDI are great examples of how we are achieving our goals. I appreciate the recognition of such a noted publication as Kiplinger's and am proud to accept these awards on behalf of everyone at Volkswagen who made this possible."
Kiplinger's editor-in-chief Knight Kiplinger, presented the awards in person to Mr. Jacoby and Tim Ellis, Vice President, Marketing at Volkswagen's corporate offices here.
The magazine, which annually reviews the newest car offerings against a stringent set of standards, aims to find the best value for readers. In choosing the Golf, Kiplinger's noted "Its zippy five-cylinder engine puts out 170 horsepower and the most torque in this class (but manages 30 mpg on the highway), and the Golf comes with all the safety features we look for standard."
Kiplinger editors further noted that that
Jetta TDI "?continues to impress with classic German handling and good
looks. It also boasts high resale value, low annual fuel cost and top
safety pick honors."