Nominees are judged based on criteria such as design, comfort, safety, economy, performance and environmental requirements. Technical innovation and value for money are also important factors.
On the Golf’s victory, the COTY committee has the following comments:
“The new Golf has been recognized by the Jury for its overall balance and the outstanding achievements in safety, fuel efficiency, dynamics and comfort. Almost familiar in looks, Golf VII is entirely new under the skin, with a lightweight structure based in the new MQB flexible platform of VW group for passenger vehicles with transversal powertrains. The nice-looking cabin, with a classic style and analogue instrumentation, is roomy and has materials of excellent feel which contribute to the perceived quality.”