During the New York Auto Show 2010, one of the most anticipated events was the award ceremony for the 'World Car of the Year 2010', which recognizes the best cars of this year in four different categories: best car of the year, best car with high performance, better eco-car and car with the best design.
From a list of up to 35 different models, and after several screens at events like the Ginebra Motor Show, where 10 finalists were selected from each category, the winner finally was known in New York. The Volkswagen Polo took the trophy of World Car of the Year 2010, while the Mercedes E-Class and the Toyota Prius were on the podium with it as finalists.
"Within the most competitive segment of the automotive market, the new Polo MkV is one of the top products of Volkswagen. Within the compact segment manageable, due to its elegant appearance, reliability and quality has gotten to be consistently among the best-sellers in the market", said the jury for the "World Car of the Year Award".
In the category of "2010 World Performance Car of the Year" won the Audi R8 V10, which according to the jury has the ability to satisfy the desire for a road car in the thrilling sensations of the Audi R8 LMP 1 which has dominated the Le Mans Series since 2000.
The Chevrolet Camaro won the title of Best Designed Car of the Year (2010 World Car Design), while the Volkswagen's BlueMotion gamma, among which are the VolksWagen Passat, VolksWagen Golf and VolksWagen Polo, took the title of best eco-car (2010 World Green Car).