Debuted at 2009 Geneva Motor Show in March, the 2010 Volkswagen Polo was chosen for Car of the Year 2010. The Car of the Year jury crowned the Volkswagen vhicle as number 1.

"The new Polo stands for German engineering craftsmanship and superior cutting edge technology. At the same time it is a fresh, youthful and cosmopolitan car! The fifth generation Polo was designed for address customer expectations with even greater uncompromising alignment. That is why we are naturally very pleased to see our efforts validated in the form of this award," says Professor Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management, Volkswagen Group.

The Car of the Year title is one of the most prestigious and oldest awards in Europe. The last time that Volkswagen won was in 1992: Back then the new third generation Golf emerged victoriously over the Opel Astra and Citroen ZX. In today's competition, 59 jurors from 23 European countries gave their votes. The new Polo take the first place with 347 points, outpacing the Toyota's IQ model.

The Car of the Year 2010 is the crowning achievement for the new Polo model after already being named as Best Car 2009 by "auto motor sport" magazine and winning the Grune ("Green") and the Goldene Lenkrad ("Golden Steering Wheel") awards by publisher Springer Verlag - as well as the Auto Trophy by "Autozeitung" just a few days ago.

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