Ah, in the midst of all that show frenzy last week from Bangkok, Seoul and NYC is the story of another gong for the Volkswagen Golf Mk7 – the Typ 5G has added the World Car of the Year 2013 title to its 2013 European Car of The Year award, making for a much-vaunted double win. The award was presented to this year’s champion at the New York show.
The Golf Mk7 pipped the likes of the Mercedes-Benz W176 A-Class, Porsche Boxster/Cayman and Toyota GT-86/Subaru BRZ to the title, with the jury of 66 motoring journalists from 23 countries placing it first ahead of the pack. It’s the second World Car of The Year title for the Golf in the nine-year old awards, following the previous incarnation’s victory in 2009.
In all, VW has won four WCOTY titles (the Polo in 2010 and up! last year), making it the most successful marque in the awards. The Golf Mk7’s European COTY win was also made the Golf a repeat winner, joining the Renault Clio as two-time titleist in the coveted award’s 50-year run. Do you think the Golf Mk7 is a deserving double winner?