"The Best Cars of 2014": auto motor und sport awards eight


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• Clear victories in readers’ poll for the Volkswagen Golf, SEAT Ibiza, SEAT Alhambra,
  ŠKODA Octavia, ŠKODA Superb, Porsche 911, Porsche 911 Cabriolet and Multivan

The Volkswagen Golf.German motoring magazine auto motor und sport today announced in Stuttgart its “Best Cars of 2014”. With eight first places the Volkswagen Group was the most successful company in this year’s readers’ poll.

This was the 38th time that the magazine had run its ‘Best Cars’ survey. Over 115,000 readers took part by sending in voting cards or via the magazine’s website. Each had two votes: the first for the best car in each of 10 categories and the second for the best import car in each category. The results were evaluated by an external market research company. In addition to the participants’ reply cards being tamper-proof, appropriate protocols also enabled the online participants to be fully verified.

As in previous years, the Volkswagen brand came out top in the ‘Best Cars of 2014’ compact car category with the Golf. This best-seller has been impressing for years as the most popular and most successful car in Europe.

In the ‘Small Car’ category the highly successful Spanish SEAT Ibiza took the cherished top spot among the import cars. At the same time the SEAT Alhambra won the ‘Best Import MPV’ category.

ŠKODA too won in two categories: in the “Best Compact Import” category the ŠKODA Octavia came out ahead of the competition, while the ŠKODA Superb emerged victorious as the “Best Mid-Class Import”.

The Porsche sports car brand was also rewarded by the readers with two first places: they voted the Porsche 911 best “Sports Car” and made the winner of the “Cabriolet” category the Porsche 911 Convertible.

The “Best MPV” title went once again to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Multivan. The versatile multi-purpose vehicle came out ahead of the Volkswagen Touran, which took second place in the category.