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The Volkswagen Golf has been revealed as the 2013 World Car of the Year at an exclusive ceremony in New York.
The new Volkswagen Golf has been named World Car of the Year at the New York Motor Show, beating other shortlisted models the Porsche Boxster and Cayman, the Mercedes A-Class and the Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BR-Z sports cars.
Commenting on the Awards, VW boss Professor Martin Winterkorn said: “To win shows that the VW Golf is in a class of its own around the world. And soon the Golf will be launched as a plug-in hybrid and full electric car.”
The panel of judges is made up of 66 journalists from around the world, including Auto Express editor-in-chief Steve Fowler and columnist Mike Rutherford, who vote for the World Car of the Year, plus awards for the Design of the Year, Performance Car of the Year and Green Car of the Year.
The new Jaguar F-Type, to be launched in the next few months, was named design of the year, with Jaguar boss Adrian Hallmark collecting the Award saying, “It’s 52 years since we last launched a sports car and we’re back where we belong. Our team has set a style for our future.”The Porsche Boxster and Cayman won the World Performance Car Award, while the Tesla Model S electric car was named World Green Car of the Year. Read the full article here on Auto Express