VW Up! Named "2012 World Car of the Year"

VW’s tiny Up! has just been named the “World Car of the Year” at the 2012 New York Auto Show. The jury, consisting of 66 top journalists from 25 countries that tested 34 models. The VW Up! beat out the BMW 3 Series and Porsche 911 to take home the award.

“This award shows once again that in the up! our designers and engineers have created a vehicle that has been thought through in minute detail. A vehicle that sets standards in its class for efficient use of space, safety, motoring fun and environmental compatibility,” remarks Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chariman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG.