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VW UP! wins World Car of the Year 2012

     Volkswagen’s latest small car ‘UP!’ has been named as the World Car of the Year 2012 at the ongoing New York Auto Expo. The UP was chosen amongst 34 models which included BMW 3 Series and Porsche 911.

Oliver Stefani – designer of VW UP! holds the World Car of the Year 

     The jury for the award comprises of 64 journalists from 25 countries which ensures unbiased judgment depending on a particular market. The UP! managed to impress the jury with its responsive steering, sophisticated suspension set up, efficient engines, quality of materials and overall finish.

The other winners at the occasion include –

World Car Design of the Year – Range Rover Evoque
World Performance Car of the Year – Porsche 911
World Green Car of the Year – Mercedes-Benz S 250 CDI Blue efficiency

     The VW UP! joins the league of World Car of the Year winners - Nissan Leaf (2011), Volkswagen Polo (2010), Volkswagen Golf (2009) and Mazda 2 (2008).

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