Every year the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada gets together for Test Fest, one of the most respected new vehicle reviewing days thanks to a well honed set of standards. The event has taken place in the Niagara region over the past couple of days, with awards being handed out this morning. While The Garage is not part of AJAC at this point, thanks to the joys of Twitter we can share our friends findings with you right away.
Meet the 2009 CCOTY category winners:
Best New Small Car under $21,000: Mazda 3
Best New Small Car over $21,000: Mazda 3 Sport
Best New Family Car under $30,000: VW Golf Wagon
Best New Family Car Over $30,000: Ford Taurus
Best New Luxury Car Over $50,000: BMW 335d
Best New Prestige Car over $75,000: Porsche Panamera Turbo
Best New Sports / Performance Over $50,000: Audi S4
Best New Convertible: Audi A5
Best New Sports / Performance Under $50,000: VW GTI
Best New SUV / CUV under $35,000: Subaru Outback
Best New SUV / CUV $35,000 to $60,000: VW Touareg TDI Clean Diesel
Best New SUV / CUV over $60,000: Lexus RX450h
Congratulations to all the winners, but a big congrats to the folks at VW/Audi/Porsche who captured a whopping 6 categories with their new product! Well done folks. of course we’ll have to wait till the 2010 Toronto Autoshow in February to see which vehicle wins overall honors.