(autoinsidernews) - The 2007 Volkswagen GTI has taken home Automobile Magazine's 2007 Automobile of the Year' award. The GTI was the magazine's unanimous pick because of the way it combined performance and affordability.
The latest GTI marks a return to form by Volkswagen, with a car that gives enthusiasts a great driving experience without sacrificing practicality, affordability and fuel efficiency. This is the performance car for a new generation of enthusiasts, said Automobile Magazine's editor-in-chief Gavin Conway, reports Trend.
Conway said the magazine wanted to highlight a more responsible approach to performance driving, taking into account factors such as fuel economy. With fuel prices in constant flux and the with the threat of even higher prices right around the corner, Automobile Magazine says the new GTI is the right car for the times.