World Car of the Year

  • Volkswagen up! first drive photos

    Most magazines and countries have their own 'Car of the Year' awards, but the accolade of 'World Car of the Year' is undoubtedly the most presigious. This year, Volkswagen's diminutive up! minicar has won the title, as judged by 66 top automotive journalists from around the world, and beating 33 other nominees in the process. The honor was announced at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. Vehicles are judged on merit, value, safety, environmental impact, significance and emotional appeal, and the up! scored highly on all counts. We're certainly not surprised--after driving the up! last...

  • John Duncan takes delivery of one of the first 2011 Nissan LEAF EVs, near Portland OR, 12/15/2010
    2011 Nissan Leaf Wins World Car of The Year

    Over the past year we’ve seen the 2011 Nissan Leaf win plenty of awards, including the accolade of European Car of The Year and even GreenCarReports’ Best Car to Buy 2011. But while its main competitor, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, may have more awards to its name than Nissan’s first...

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