When it comes to choosing your next car, there are lots of things to think about and it can be a difficult decision to make, especially with so many different options on the market to choose from.
There are more manufacturers than in the past, cars are cheaper than ever, and the technology has improved in leaps and bounds over the past few years, making it hard to distinguish between all the different makes and models available.
So, which one do you choose?
Whilst a Volkswagen may not be your top choice after all the negative press recently, we still think its a pretty good option for your next car so, with that in mind, we’ve found three reasons to choose a VW next time around.
Although most of us tend to get bogged down with the aesthetic side of things, safety should always be your number one priority when choosing a new car at the end of the day and, in this respect, VWs are at the top of their field.
Volkswagen receives consistently high safety ratings from the European car safety assessment programme in Brussels, Euro NCAP, which is determined on various vehicle safety tests that represent real-life accident scenarios.
In these tests, VWs have consistently come out on top, with three out of seven of the Best in Class cars of 2017 being Volkswagens, with more cars in the top spots than any other manufacturer.
Similarly, the inclusion of VW cars in these tests in itself is a testament to their popularity with consumers, as cars are selected for testing based on their popularity in the market.
Another great reason to choose a VW for your next car is the improvements the manufacturer is making to become more sustainable.
We spoke to VW Motor Parts, a leading retailer of Volkswagen components, who said: “In a world constantly threatened by climate change and with countries working towards a more sustainable future, it follows suit that car manufacturers must also work to become more sustainable.
“And, whilst most manufacturers have taken a tentative step in this direction, VW is actively improving its technology to become more eco-friendly. From producing whole electric and hybrid car ranges, including the e-Golf and the Passat GTE hybrid, to improving the functionality of individual components to perform at their absolute best, Volkswagen is leading the way in sustainability.”
Finally, another huge consideration when choosing your next car is the price and, again, VWs are top of the field here.
Volkswagen has prided itself on providing luxury cars without the luxury price tags from their beginning, offering consumers great value for money in comparison to competitors.
Many of their higher end models start at a lower price than the entry-level models of more expensive manufacturers, with a VW Up! coming in at almost £500 cheaper than a similar hatchback from Ford.
Similarly, according to this article from WhatCar?, VW models retain above average value compared to their competitors, making them a great choice for a long-term investment.