2017 Golf Alltrack named Canadian Car of the Year

Alltrack awarded top prize at Toronto Autoshow

Last week, AJAC, the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada, bestowed top honours on the All-New 2017 Golf Alltrack, naming it Canadian Car of the Year.

Maria Stenstršm in front of the 2017 golf alltrack with ajac award
(Photo By: Michelle Siu/AJAC)

 

The award, which was announced at the Canadian International Autoshow at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, comes on the heels of Alltrack winning AJAC BEST NEW LARGE CAR. President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., Maria Stenström, was on hand to accept the award.

“It is such a great honour to have AJAC name the new Volkswagen Golf Alltrack as their car of the year. […] Thank you so much to all the members of AJAC for this recognition.”

Alltrack beat out BMW M2 and Hyundai Elantra with a total score of 680 points, receiving top marks for exterior styling, throttle and engine, and transmission performance, in addition to cargo and safety features, to name a few.

The AJAC Awards were created by journalist members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) to provide consumers with sound, comparative information on vehicles that are new to the market. Each year, the top automotive journalists from across Canada gather to evaluate new or significantly improved vehicles making their debut on the market. The evaluation is based on real-world back-to-back testing to ensure the most relevant results possible. At the end, the best new vehicles in various categories are selected as well as an overall Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.

If you haven’t yet had the chance to check out the 2017 Golf Alltrack, there’s a great video review by our friends at drivingtelevision.com, featuring our own Thomas Tetzlaff and Driving Television’s Zack Spencer. Watch the 2017 Alltrack review now.

2017 Golf SportWagen Alltrack picks up two awards

Auto123.com and AJAC both select Alltrack as a top pick

The 2017 Golf SportWagen Alltrack has made its mark in Canada. Recently, website Auto123.com and the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) respectively, bestowed two awards on our newest addition.

The 2017 Edition of the Auto123.com Awards were recently announced. We’re proud to report that Golf Alltrack came out on top as “Subcompact SUV of the Year”. Along with the Alltrack, the Mazda CX-3 and the Honda HR-V rounded out this year’s finalists.

In addition, AJAC announced their Canadian Car of the Year Awards today. We’re also pleased to announce that the 2017 Golf SportWagen Alltrack received the AJAC Award for BEST NEW LARGE CAR. Along with the Alltrack, category finalists included the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid and the Kia Optima HEV.

The AJAC Awards were created by journalist members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) to provide consumers with sound, comparative information on vehicles that are new to the market. Each year, the top automotive journalists from across Canada gather to evaluate new or significantly improved vehicles making their debut on the market. The evaluation is based on real-world back-to-back testing to ensure the most relevant results possible. At the end, the best new vehicles in various categories are selected as well as an overall Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. A “Best New Technology” award is also chosen.

If you haven’t yet had the chance to check out the 2017 Golf SportWagen Alltrack, there’s a great video review by our friends at drivingtelevision.com, featuring our own Thomas Tetzlaff and Driving Television’s Zack Spencer. Watch the 2017 Alltrack review now.