The BlueMotion product brand consisting of the Golf, Passat and Polo has won the 2010 World Green Car of the Year award, and the Polo has won the 2010 World Car of the Year award.
It seems a slightly unusual move to award a range of cars, rather than one car, the World Green Car of the Year award, but nevertheless the 59 member jury of the World Car of The Year organisation awarded the BlueMotion product brand over two other finalists, the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius .
Jurors said that: “It is not necessary to add an electric motor and a heavy battery pack to achieve class-leading efficiency. Based on Volkswagen’s common rail diesel engines, the BlueMotion models are among the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market. In fact, the Passat BlueMotion can travel just about 1,000 miles on one tank of fuel in the European cycle. As far as internal combustion engines go today, these models are the ultimate you can get.”
Also, the Volkswagen Polo has been honoured as the 2010 World Car of the Year. With 59 automotive journalists from around the globe judging, the Polo beat 29 other nominees. The annual World Car of the Year awards recognise the year’s most outstanding vehicles based on merit, value, safety, environmental impact, significance, and emotional appeal.