One of the most hotly contested categories this year, the votes were evenly spread throughout the whole category during the first two weeks but it wasnít long before the Germans started pulling ahead. Thanks to a rather discerning audience, our Editorial team and voters agreed on the winner for every category except one.
In this hotly contested category, voters hailed the Mercedes-Benz A200 as the hatchback of the year while the Editorial team had a clear vision for the Volkswagen Golf. In the end, the combined weightage leaned towards the Volkswagen even though it was a VERY close fight.
The Golf claimed top honours for its combination of a capable chassis, an excellent well-built interior with a first class infotainment system, generous proportions on the inside and a powerful but frugal 1.4 turbo under the bonnet. There is very little we donít love about the new Golf.