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Volkswagen Golf Mk 7 is Japan#8217;s Car of the

Posted on November 24, 2013 at pm

For the first time in the 33-year of the Japan Car of the Year (JCOTY) a non-Japanese model has won the overall Car of the title and it is the Volkswagen Golf 7 . This is quite an incredible for Volkswagen as an imported model in a market where there are domestic carmakers which fine products. The jury, of Japanese journalists and experts in the is certainly sending a message to the carmakers that while may produce fine cars superior quality and advanced the Germans still have an in total vehicle design.

In explaining their choice for the title, the 60-member jury the MQB modular chassis which a ‘fine ride and precise and sets a benchmark for the segment. also found the Golf to be a fun to car in all environments and that it has a reasonable (in the Japanese market) helped it many points.

Being the Car of the Year in Japan is a award for the Golf but it has also winning awards for its excellence in countries since its launch in 2012. Besides being the European Car of the Year . it is also the winner in the 2013 Autocar Car of the Year awards . the second that the Golf has won the overall in the award#8217;s 10-year history.

Based on number of votes by each juror, the rankings for the which had earlier been as the ‘ Best 10 Cars of 2013-2014 ’ are as

1. Volkswagen Golf #8211; 504

2. Honda Fit/Fit hybrid 373 points

3. Volvo V40 #8211; 167 points

4. S-Class #8211; 149 points

5. Outlander PHEV #8211; 99

6. Mazda Atenza (Mazda6) 96 points

7. Toyota Crown #8211; 59 points

8. Fiat #8211; 27 points

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9. Subaru XV #8211; 18 points

3rd generation of the Fit/Fit Hybrid (Jazz in

Also notable is the fact half the finalists for the JCOTY year are non-Japanese models. The Japanese model was the new generation of the Fit/Fit Hybrid (Jazz) was runner-up. Honda must been hopeful that the would be overall winner as the first and second generation overall winners.

Mazda (Mazda6) received a special for its #39;Emotional Appeal#39; with its which is fairly close to of the concept car known as the Shinari introduced Mazda#39;s new design known as #39;KODO – of Motion#39;

Special awards were given to the Mazda Atenza, Outlander PHEV, Suzuki Flare and Daihatsu Move.


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