February 17, 2005


Audi A6 named World Car of the Year 2005


Toronto, Ontario – Forty eight international automobile journalists representing
sixteen countries have recognized the Audi A6 as the best car in the world this
year.

2005 Audi A6
2005 Audi A6. Click image to enlarge

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.

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