The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) announced today the winners of the “best new” Canadian Car of the Year Awards for 2015. Hyundai, Subaru, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz are leading the way with each brand winning in two categories.
From these category winners, the AJAC will pick the overall 2015 Canadian Car and Truck of the Year winner, which will be announced at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto this February.
The European and Asian automakers dominated in this year’s awards, winning 14 out 15 categories, with the only exception being the Ford F-150 in the Pickup category.
The winners were selected as a result of a TestFest that took place earlier this autumn. The event was held in Niagara Falls over five days where the AJAC members had the opportunity to drive, test and evaluate each brand-new or significantly-changed vehicle entry.
Winners of the 2015 Canadian Car of the Year Awards:
City Car: Kia Soul
Small Car (under $21K): Honda Fit
Small Car (over $21K): Volkswagen Golf
Family Car (under $21K): Subaru Legacy 2.5i
Family Car (over $30K): Hyundai Sonata
Luxury Car (under $50K): Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Luxury Car (over $50K): Hyundai Genesis
Sports – Performance (under $50K): BMW M235i
Sports – Performance (over $50K): Volvo V60 Polestar
Prestige (over $75K): Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Prestige – Performance (over $75K): Porsche 911 Turbo S
SUV – CUV (under $35k): Subaru Outback 2.5i
SUV — CUV ($35k-$60k): Toyota Highlander
SUV – CUV (over $60k): Porsche Macan S
Pickup: Ford F-150
The overall winners will be announced during the first media day of the Canadian International Auto Show. The 2014 winner of the Canadian Car of the Year award was the Mazda6, while the Utility Vehicle of the Year was the Jeep Cherokee.