DREAMING of a sleek new Volkswagen car? Then look no further than Palas Auto in Lautoka. Local drivers can have a chance to drive two different quality Volkswagen models that have been internationally recognised as a best of its kind last year.
Sold locally by Palas Auto in Lautoka, the Volkswagen Golf has had its second consecutive win in the Money Magazine 'Best of the Best 2011' Awards while the 'Best-Value Small Cars' Category was taken out by the Golf 118TSI.
The Volkswagen Tiguan received Gold as 'Best-Value SUV'. Anke Koeckler, Volkswagen Group Australia Managing Director, greeted the announcement with surprise. "Two years in a row is a great success for the Golf, it is clearly consistently delivering to both our customers' and our critics' expectations," said Ms Koeckler.
"Our multi-award winning Tiguan may have come to this segment late but it has made its mark with its value, quality and great design."
Veteran motoring expert and Money Magazine judge, Bruce Newton, explains the decision behind the choice in the 'Best-Value Small Cars' category:
"The Volkswagen Golf, our reigning champion in this hard fought category, repeats the success thanks to a combination of quality engineering and design that make it outstanding value."
Mr Newton praised the Tiguan for its compact size and nimbleness: "Think of Volkswagen's Tiguan as the compact SUV equivalent of the Golf - smart, efficient and desirable. Our favourite model is the top spec turbo-petrol 147TSI because it offers that SUV rarity, a cohesive driving experience."
In its eleventh year, Money Magazine's 'Best of the Best 2011' Awards recognise Australia's best financial product, services and investments.
Expert research partners select the 101 gold winners from tens of thousands of products.