Volkswagen Golf GTI Named in Popular Mechanics 2019 Automotive Excellence Awards for Second Year in a Row

front view of a black 2019 VW Golf GTI

2019 VW Golf GTI Named Hatchback of the Year by Popular Mechanics

The 2019 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards winners have been released and, for the second straight year, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI has found itself listed as an award winner. That’s because, after the 2018 VW Golf GTI was named one of the More Fun for the Money award winners during the 2018 Automotive Excellence Awards, the 2019 VW Golf GTI was named Hatchback of the Year by Popular Mechanics during the 2019 Automotive Excellence Awards. So, let’s dive a little deeper and find out why Popular Mechanics is so enamored with the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

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What Popular Mechanics Had to Say When Naming the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI the Hatchback of the Year During Its 2019 Automotive Excellence Awards Ceremony

There’s no doubting how much we love talking up the 2019 VW Golf GTI here at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA, but we’re going to step aside this time around and let the experts at Popular Mechanics tell you all about why they named the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI the Hatchback of the Year during the 2019 Automotive Excellence Awards. In case you’re wondering, their last sentence is our absolute favorite.

“Last year, Volkswagen announced that in 2026 it’ll debut a new generation of internal-combustion engines. Which will also be its last, since VW is going big on electrification. We suspect they won’t fiddle too much more with the GTI, which is still the reference point for the genre it created. If a GTI doesn’t make you smile, your face is broken.” – Ezra Dyer, Automotive Editor for Popular Mechanics

front interior of a 2019 VW Golf GTI

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