As has always been the case at the New York auto show, the winners of the World car of the year award have been announced. There were no less than 33 nominees this year, and beating all of them to take the top honours this year is the Volkswagen Up! city car.
The panel of judges of this award consists of some of the top automotive journalists from around the world who judge the cars based on the kind of impact the car made in its individual segment as well as the market as a whole.
Some previous winners of this prestigious award include the Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen Golf VI.
Other award winners include the Porsche 911, which took home the World performance car of the year award, The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, which won World car design of the year and finally, the Mercedes-Benz S250 CDI took home the World green car award.