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VW Golf announced as World Car of the Year 2013

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 09:25 AM PDT

VW Golf announced as World Car of the Year 2013 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.

The Golf range is set to expand in the upcoming months. In 2013 VW will launch the latest Golf GTI and GTD, whilst an all-electric Golf and range-extender Hybrid are due in the near future.

Matt Bird

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