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Seventh Generation Volkswagen Golf Wins World Car of the Year 2013

Performance, green and design awards also handed out.

The seventh generation Volkswagen GolfVolkswagen Golf Gen.7 [VII]Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf Gen.7 [VII]Germany, 2012 > present446 versions
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has won the World Car of the Year 2013 award. 

"We at Volkswagen are all delighted that the Golf has been named ‘World Car of the Year’.  To win this award again shows that the Golf is and remains in a class of its own all around the world.  This car sets new benchmarks again and again, not least in terms of efficiency and environmental credentials. Soon, for instance, the Golf will also be launched as a plug-in hybrid and as a 100% electric car," said Volkswagen Group Chairman Martin Winterkorn. 

This is Volkswagen'sVolkswagenVolkswagenGermany, 1938 > present98 models
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fourth win of the award since 2009. The sixth generation GolfGolf Gen.6 [Mk6 - A6/Typ 5K]Volkswagen Golf Gen.6 [Mk6 - A6/Typ 5K]Germany, 2009 > 2012286 versions
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won in 2009, the PoloPoloVolkswagen PoloGermany, 1975 > present6 series
326 versions
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won in 2010 and the UpUp! Gen.1Volkswagen Up! Gen.1Germany, 2011 > present107 versions
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won in 2012. 

The Porsche BoxsterBoxster Gen.3 [981]Porsche Boxster Gen.3 [981]Germany, 2012 > 20167 versions
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and CaymanCaymanPorsche CaymanGermany, 2013 > present3 photos
won the World Performance Car award. The 911911 Gen.6 [991 Series]Porsche 911 Gen.6 [991 Series]Germany, 2011 > present110 versions
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won the award last year, and the original CaymanCayman Gen.1 [987]Porsche Cayman Gen.1 [987]Germany, 2005 > 201215 versions
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won in 2006. 

The Tesla Model SModel STesla Model SUnited States of America, 2012 > present2 photos
won the World Green Car award. The Mercedes S250 CDi BlueEfficiencyS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Automatic LMercedes-Benz S 250 CDI B...Germany, 2010 > present1 photo
won last year. 

The World Car Design of the Year award went to the Jaguar F-TypeF-TypeJaguar F-TypeUnited Kingdom, 2012 > present14 photos
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. The Range Rover EvoqueRange Rover EvoqueLand Rover Range Rover EvoqueUnited Kingdom, 2011 > present140 versions
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won last year. 

The voting results for the World Car of the Year awards have not yet been announced. 

Volkswagen Golf

The Golf has won the 2013 World Car of the Year award. It recently won the European Car of the Year award with more than double the votes of its nearest competitor. It is the fourth VW win since 2009.

Porsche Boxster/Cayman

The Boxster and Cayman are combined for their nominations in both the World Car and Performance Car of the Year categories. It won the World Performance Car of the Year award. The Cayman last won the award in 2006, and the 911 won in 2012. 

Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S won the World Green Car of the Year award. Like the Zoe, it is a pure electric vehicle, but the Tesla has a longer range and more luxurious features than the Renault

Jaguar F-Type

The F-Type wonthe World Car Design of the Year category. Nominations are based on cars available for sale between January 1, 2012, and May 30, 2013. Last year, the Land Rover Evoque won the award. 

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The A-Class is nominated for overall World Car of the Year. It took fifth place in the European Car of the Year competition that was announced at the Geneva Motor Show

Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S

The sports coupe carries many names across the world and is sold by both Toyota and Subaru, but they are all the same car. It is nominated in the World Car and Performance categories. The cars finished in second place for the European Car of the Year award

Ferrari F12berlinetta

The Ferrari F12berlinetta is nominated the World Performance Car of the year category. The Ferrari 458 won the category last year.

Renault Zoe

The Renault Zoe is nominated in the World Green Car category. Because of the special technology in these cars, five experts chose the finalists to be voted on by the entire 66-member jury. 

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is the final car nominated in the Green Car category. Unlike the Zoe or Model S, the V60 uses a diesel engine with a plug-in hybrid to improve economy.

Aston Martin Vanquish

The Vanquish is nominated in the World Car Design of the Year category. The Aston Martin Rapide won the award last year.

Mazda 6

The final car nominated in the design category is the new generation Mazda 6. Unlike the Vanqush and F-Type, the 6 is not an extremely expensive sportscar. The 6 is realistically attainable by nearly any buyer. 

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