Volkswagen wins big at first-ever pre-owned awards

Volkswagen is the manufacturer that scooped the most wins at the inaugural Gumtree Pre-Owned Awards earlier this month.

This top passenger car manufacturer in South Africa took home three first place wins, two second places and two People’s Choice Awards.

Gumtree found the best value performing cars per category by looking at the percentage of retail value retained from the vehicles’ new price list from its year of registration and the value depreciation percentage in the last year.The finalists were then judged by a panel of motoring media and other motoring experts based on a road test and certain criteria including: Overall Value for Money, Look and Feel, Standard Equipment, Safety Features, Engine Performance, Drivetrain, Brakes, Ride Quality, Warranty and Maintenance Plans, Out of Maintenance Risk, Parts package for the vehicle, Mechanical Reliability, History and Perception, Desirability, Affordability and Vehicle Verification Report.

The 2015 Volkswagen Polo Vivo GP 1.4 Conceptline has won the ‘Light Hatch under R140 000’ category as well as the People’s Choice Award in the same category.

In the ‘Medium Hatch under R260 000’ category, the 2015 Golf 7 1.4 TSI Trendline took top spot and the People’s Choice Award, with the 2015 Polo GP 1.2 TSI Highline coming in second place.

The 2015 Amarok 2.0 BITDI Highline model was runner up in the ‘Double Cab Bakkies’ category.

Rounding off the awards for Volkswagen was the 2015 Golf 7 2.0 TSI R (DSG) which claimed the ‘Performance Hatch’ category.

“We are very pleased that Volkswagen has been rewarded with the Gumtree Pre-Owned Awards. It is a testament to our efforts to offer great value to our customers in achieving strong residual values. Our dealer used car programme ‘Mastercars’ is the building block for our pre-owned models which are not only affordable but offer great value and top quality,” said Stefan Mecha, Sales and Marketing Director for Volkswagen Group South Africa.

Pieter Hauptfleisch, Dealer Principal of Dutton Volkswagen Sasolburg and the Dutton team proudly celebrate the fact that Volkswagen walked away with seven Gumtree Pre-Owned Awards.

“We are very chuffed although Volkswagen’s high rating didn’t come as a big surprise. After all, with 61 years in business we at Dutton Volkswagen have always known that we sell a very reliable and prestigious brand with excellent resale potential,” says Pieter.

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Pieter Hauptfleisch, Dealer Principal of Duttons Volkswagen Sasolburg. The Gumtree Pre-Owned Awards earlier this month honoured Volkswagen for its vehicles’ excellent resale value.


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