December 5, 2007


AJAC names “Best New” vehicles for 2008

Audi R8 (foreground), winner of the Prestige Car over $75,000 and Most Coveted Car awards at AJAC's 2008 Testfest event
Audi R8 (foreground), winner of the Prestige Car over $75,000 and Most Coveted Car awards at AJAC’s 2008 Testfest event. Click image to enlarge

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AJAC Testfest 2008

Toronto, Ontario – The 2008 “Best New” winners in twelve different Canadian Car of the Year categories were announced yesterday by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).

The winners in each category will go on to be judged for the overall Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, which will be announced on February 13, 2008 at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. The winners of the Best New Design and Best New Technology categories will also be announced at that time.

The winners were decided by more than 70 AJAC journalists, who drove 177 new vehicles back-to-back on public roads and a closed course during an event in October and November.

The 2008 category winners are:

  • Small Car: Saturn Astra
  • Family Car: Honda Accord EX Sedan
  • Luxury Car: Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Prestige Car Over $75,000: Audi R8
  • Sports/Performance Under $50,000: Mini Cooper S
  • Sports/Performance Over $50,000: Audi S5
  • Convertible: BMW 335i Cabriolet
  • Minivan: Hyundai Entourage
  • Pickup Truck: Chevrolet Silverado
  • SUV/CUV Under $35,000: Nissan Rogue
  • SUV/CUV $35,000 – $60,000: Saturn Vue
  • SUV/CUV Over $60,000: Buick Enclave
  • Most Coveted Vehicle: Audi R8
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