eGolf Takes the Electric Crown

Volkswagen's eGolf Wins New Zealand Autocar's Electric Car of the Year

Now in its 25th year, the AMI NZ Autocar Car of the Year awards are back.

Throughout the year, a range of vehicles are tested and given an overall score out of 100. The same rating system is used on the final judging day, which took place on February 12 at the Clevedon Hotel, south of Auckland. Those vehicles with the highest scores at the end of the year are awarded class wins.

“The six category winners are chosen from more than 130 vehicles tested and come together for the final back-to-back drive-off around rural Clevedon in south Auckland, to determine the overall winner,” Cassidy explains.

“On the day each vehicle is scored on aspects of design, performance, driving dynamics, practicality and value, with a maximum of 100 points available.

Electric Vehicle of the Year: Volkswagen e-Golf

What the judges said: “The e-Golf impressed us as a discreet EV package, looking like any other Golf as opposed to a visual oddity. It is one of the least expensive new EVs and comes comprehensively specified. Its range is sufficient, and drives much like a regular Golf, but with more oomph around town, and it’s so quiet and refined.”

Come in and test drive the eGolf today at Giltrap Volkswagen, 100 Great North Road, Grey Lynn.