Posted: 28 Mar 2013 09:25 AM PDT
Latest Golf is the fourth VW in five years to be awarded the title
The Volkswagen Golf Mk 7 has been named World Car of the Year. It's the 17th award bestowed upon VW's latest hatchback since its launch last November.
World Car of the Year is judged by 66 journalists from 23 countries. Contenders for this year's title included the Porsche Boxster, Mercedes A-Class and Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ. The top honour was reserved for the Golf thanks to what the jurors called 'fresh, progressive design, a new range of engines, plus an impressive list of equipment and safety systems'.
VW's Chairman Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn said of claiming the title: 'To win this award again shows that the Golf is and remains in a class of its own all around the world'. The latest Golf continues Volkswagen's strong showing in World Car of the Year; not only did the Up receive the prestigious accolade in 2012, it was also awarded to the Golf Mk 6 in 2009 and the Polo in 2010.
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