Geneva - Car of the Year 2013
The Volkswagen Golf has been voted as the European Car of the Year (COTY) 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday (March 4).
For the second time, the COTY award was named at the Geneva International Motor Show. Known as the oldest automobile prize, it’s celebrates this year its 50th anniversary.
The candidates were selected amongst the cars put on sale in Europe during the previous calendar year with a short list of eight finalists issued last December. To be eligible, the model had to target annual sales of at least 5’000 units.
The compact Volkswagen and one of the all-time top sellers won overwhelmingly with 414 points, ahead of Toyota GT-86 (Subaru BRZ), 202 points, and Volvo V40, with 189 points. The rest of the field, Ford’s B-Max, Mercedes-Benz’s A-class, Renault’s Clio, Peugeot’s 208 and Hyundai’s i30, followed on respectively. The Golf was the clear winner amongst the 58 judges across 22 European countries.
About this video
Write a comment