2015 Volkswagen Passat European Car of the Year

Volkswagen Passat wins one of Europe’s top car awards...

The 2015 Volkswagen Passat has been named Europe’s “Car of the Year 2015”.

One of the oldest car awards in Europe, “Car of the Year” is decided upon by a jury of 58 motoring journalists.

The Passat beating home six finalists - Citroën C4 Cactus, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Ford Mondeo, Nissan QASHQAI, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and Renault Twingo to take the award.

Prof. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen says the award is something to be proud of.

“In the new Passat, we have again succeeded in developing a car that sets the standards for its class in terms of technology and quality.”

“This honour is a tremendous confirmation for the work of our engineers, designers and the entire team.”

The Volkswagen Passat range in Australia is priced from $38,990.

Did you check out the updated Volkswagen Jetta? And Volkswagen gives the Touareg a refresh for 2015, check out the details on that one here.