2013 World Car of the Year is the Volkswagen Golf 7 image

The winner of the 2013 World Car of the Year prestigious award is the new generation of the Volkswagen Golf.

After winning the during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the new generation of the Volkswagen Golf, the MK7, has been recently named the 2013 World Car of the Year, during the 2013 New York Auto Show.

The Golf 7 has been voted new World Car of the Year by a team of 66 automotive journalists, who had the hard job of finding it from a list which used to include the Toyota GT 86 / Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ, Porsche Boxster / Cayman, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Audi A3, Range Rover, Mazda6, Mazda CX-5, Peugeot 208 and Volvo V40.

This is the second year in a row when a Volkswagen car is winning the World Car of the Year, after the award was received back in 2012 by the Volkswagen Up!. The World Performance Car award was handed over to the Porsche Cayman and Boxster, who have managed to beat the BMW M6, BMW M135i, Audi RS5, Aston Martin Vanquish, SLS63 AMG, SLS AMG Roadster, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Renault Clio Sport and Toyota GT 86 / Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-s. The World Green Car of the Year was won by the Tesla Model S.