Japan recognizes VW Golf Mk8 as best import car of the year
Eric · Dec 13, 2021 10:35 AM
It’s December and Car of the Year awards are being handed out. Over in Japan, the Mk8 Volkswagen Golf has won Japan’s 2021 Import Car of the Year award.
According to JCOTY’s committee, the reason why the Mk8 Golf won is due to its excellent packaging, powertrain, and driving performance. In addition to that, the Mk8 Golf’s 4V mild hybrid (MHEV) powertrain was also praised for its strong performance.
The Mk8 Golf claimed 168 votes, putting it ahead of the Chevrolet Corvette (81 votes) and Mercedes-Benz C-Class (51 votes). In fact, this is not the first time the Golf won the coveted award; the Mk7 Golf won the overall Japan Car of the Year award back in 2013.