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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/geneva-motor-show/" rel="tag">Geneva Motor Show</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/euro/" rel="tag">Europe</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/hatchbacks/" rel="tag">Hatchback</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/volkswagen/" rel="tag">Volkswagen</a></p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2015-volkswagen-golf-first-drive/"><img height="417" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2012/11/2015-vw-golf-fd.jpg" vspace="4" width="628" /></a><br /><br />The seventh-generation <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/volkswagen/golf/">Volkswagen Golf</a> just went on sale in Europe, but it is already off to a promising start. Announced as the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/geneva-motor-show/">Geneva Motor Show</a> kicked off, the newest Golf was named <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/european+car+of+the+year/">European Car of the Year</a> for 2013 in dominating style over cars like the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/brz/">Subaru BRZ</a>/<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/toyota+gt86/">Toyota GT86</a> twins, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/volvo+v40/">Volvo V40</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/ford+b-max/">Ford B-Max</a> and <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/mercedes-benz+a-class/">Mercedes-Benz A-Class</a>.<br /><br />According to <em>Automotive News Europe</em>, the MkVII Golf won handily over its rivals with a total of 414 votes. The Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86 received 202 votes finishing in a distant second, while the Volvo V40 (189 votes), Ford B-Max (148 votes) and Mercedes-Benz A-Class (138 votes) round out the top five. The new Golf marks the third <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/volkswagen/">Volkswagen</a> product to receive the prestigious award with previous cars including the MkIII Golf and the most recent iteration of the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/volkswagen+polo">Polo</a>.<p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/05/volkswagen-golf-voted-2013-european-car-of-the-year/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>Volkswagen Golf voted 2013 European Car of the Year</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/05/volkswagen-golf-voted-2013-european-car-of-the-year/">Volkswagen Golf voted 2013 European Car of the Year</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:01:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/05/volkswagen-golf-voted-2013-european-car-of-the-year/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20487964/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/05/volkswagen-golf-voted-2013-european-car-of-the-year/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

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