Volkswagen Golf Is the 2013 European Car of the Year… by Far

The Volkswagen Golf has been named the European Car of the Year 2013, winning the award by crushing the opposition.
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The finalists were no match for the seventh-generation Golf in the eyes of this year's ECOTY judging team, receiving 414 votes, more than double than the second-placed Toyota GT86 / Subaru BRZ, which was handed 202 votes.

The Volvo V40 was placed third (189 votes), while the Ford B-Max and the Mercedes-Benz A Class took fourth and fifth position, with 148 and 138 votes respectively.

European Car of the Year results:

1.Volkswagen Golf - 414 votes
2.Toyota GT86 / Subaru BRZ - 202 votes
3.Volvo V40 - 189 votes
4.Ford B-Max - 148 votes
5.Mercedes-Benz A Class - 138 votes
6.Renault Clio - 128 votes
7.Peugeot 208 - 102 votes
8.Hyundai i30 - 111 votes

The now 2013 European Car of the Year Volkswagen Golf will be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show in several versions, including the e-Golf, the hybrid, the GTI, the GTD and the Variant.
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