The sixth-generation Golf, which went on sale in New Zealand in April, claimed the £16,000-£20,000 price category as well as the title of Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2010.
The winning model, the Golf SE 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS, impressed the panel of 10 judges for its great performance when towing in a variety of situations and its practicality as a caravanning family car.
Held at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, UK, the competition attracted 28 entrants.
Other winners included the Land Rover Discovery 4, Mazda6 2.2D Estate and Volvo XC60.
See the 2009 Volkswagen Golf for sale here.