|February 16, 2005
Audi A6 Named World Car of the Year 2005
TORONTO - Forty eight international, automobile journalists, of significant stature and representing sixteen countries, have recognized the progressive, sporty Audi A6 as the best car in the world this year.
The selection was made from a list of thirty six new vehicles which were available for purchase, prior to January 1st 2005, in at least five countries, on at least two continents. The jury used twenty three separate parameters, including acceleration, braking, vehicle dynamics, safety features, cargo and off road capabilities before making their decision.
The World Car trophy was presented, in a ceremony at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, on February 16th, to Johan de Nysschen, Executive Vice President of Audi of America Inc. In accepting, he said, "An award of this magnitude rests like a crown jewel among a host of accolades for our new A6. To be selected as the ultimate winner from a list of so many deserving vehicles, by automotive experts from around the world is truly gratifying. It signals the universal appeal of Audi's approach to designing and building the most progressive, sporty cars in the premium class"
The World Car of the Year programme is administered as a non-profit corporation with a Steering Committee of six journalists who oversee and monitor the integrity of the voting process. This is the first year for the prestigious automotive award.