Volkswagen GTI Gets Canadian Car of the Year Award

Volkswagen said that its aim is to become the biggest car manufacturer by 2018, and the key to that is quality and appealing product. And the Germans seem to know how to make an interesting car, as their Golf 6 GTI has been declared the 2010 Canadian Car of the Year (CCOTY) by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).

The Volkswagen Golf GTI beat nine other "best new" category winners, announced on October 30, 2009 to win top honours. John White, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. commented, "We are very proud to win this very prestigious award and wish to thank the AJAC members for bestowing this recognition upon our car.”

"The Golf GTI is the heart and soul of Volkswagen. To have the Golf GTI named Canadian Car of the Year today by Canada's automotive media is a very proud moment for us, indeed, and represents the culmination of the hard work on the part of everyone in the Volkswagen Brand around the world,"
he added.

AJAC's Canadian Car of the Year Awards chair, Richard Russell, said: "AJAC has been conducting and perfecting the Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the year program for more than two decades. By constantly adjusting the program and testing procedures to reflect what is important to Canadian consumers, we feel we have a more thorough, unbiased and meaningful award than any other. It is heartening to learn from independent research that Canadians recognize the significance of the award. We will continue to strive to live up to that trust."

The winner was determined by the vote of 70 journalists, combined with measured facts and subjective evaluations of more than 20 parameters.
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