At the Bad Nauheim conference for car body benchmark, Volkswagen Group took the top two places. Volkswagen Passat CC took first place in the voting category of innovative process, and came a close second in the overall ranking just behind the winner, the Audi Q5.
Emden Plant Manager Pavel Vacek, who accepted the award for the Passat CC car body at a ceremony in the Emden plant today, was delighted:
“We are all very proud of this excellent international achievement. It is the result of good cooperation between vehicle development and the production team here at the Emden plant.”
The award was presented by Dr. Dirk Meine, a representative of Automotive Circle International and the benchmark conference organizer.
Roughly 600 international automotive experts benchmarked a total of 13 new series car bodies from Europe, North America and Japan for the prestigious award at the end of October. The bodies in white were scrutinized according to 23 benchmarking criteria in five main categories.
The “EuroCarBody AWARD” is presented annually for pioneering series developments in car bodies and is considered the most prestigious European award for car body innovation. The award celebrated its tenth anniversary this year.