The Volkswagen Group cleaned up at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2016, despite being engulfed by the diesel emissions scandal.

Top prize went to the Audi A4 3.0 TDI 218 Sport, while the Group (which consists of VW, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley and Bugatti) was victorious in nine of the 19 categories. Audi has now won the coveted title three times – more than any other manufacturer.

The only prize for a British car maker went to the Land Rover Discovery Sport in the Large SUV category.

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Revealed at the CES technology show in Las Vegas, the VW Golf R Touch is the most advanced car Volkswagen has ever made, featuring touch screens and gesture commands instead of a conventional dashboard.

Called “the controls of tomorrow” but looking every bit production-ready, the Golf R Touch is equipped with three screens. There’s a 12.8in touch screen in the centre of the dashboard, an 8in screen with haptic feedback below it, and a 12.3in screen in place of the instrument binnacle behind the steering wheel.

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