Mercedes-Benz has one three categories in the prestigious World Car Awards 2015, including World Car of the Year 2015 for the Mercedes C-Class.
Christoph Horn, Head of Global Communication Passenger Cars Mercedes-Benz and Rob Moran, Director Mercedes-Benz USA Communications, received the awards at a ceremony as part of the New York International Auto Show.
Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars said, “The C-Class is a best seller that has always been a trendsetter in the premium medium-size category. This is true for the new C-Class as well. It comes to the starting line with qualities usually reserved for higher-class automobiles – ecologically, technically and also with regard to comfort and driving pleasure.”
“It embodies what we understand modern automotive luxury made by Mercedes-Benz to be and has all the prerequisites to be a huge success. Accordingly we are extremely delighted of winning the honour of World Car of the Year.”
Other wards went to the S-Class Coupé as “World Luxury Car 2015″, and the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car picked up the award for “World Performance Car 2015″.
Mercedes-Benz was the only manufacturer to make it into the final round of the awards with five vehicles, with the international jury for the awards made up of 75 renowned automotive journalists.
- Previous World Car of the Year winners were the Audi A3 (2014), the Volkswagen Golf (2013), the Volkswagen Up! (2012), the Nissan Leaf (2011), the Volkswagen Polo (2010, the Volkswagen Golf (2009), the Mazda2 / Mazda Demio (2008), the Lexus LS460 (2007), the BMW 3-Series (2006), and the Audi A6 (2005).