The 2015 Canadian Automotive Jury (CAJ) has named the Volkswagen Golf the 2015 Best of the Best Award winner.
CAJ members Graeme Fletcher and Petrina Gentile made the announcement live on Canada AM earlier this week.
The award was presented to Volkswagen at its booth at the Montreal auto show.
The Golf beat out the other Top Three finalists, the Ford Mustang and Porsche Macan, to win the coveted award.
The Best of the Best is an automotive award of excellence presented annually by Canada's foremost automotive journalists.
The CAJ believes Canadians are interested in Best of the Best because it recognizes “the one and only, best of the best.”
Any vehicle (or family of vehicles) on sale in Canada on September 1 is eligible for the award.
The previous year’s overall Best of the Best winner is automatically invited back to defend its title. The judgment that the CAJ brings to bear on its decision is based on the information and evaluative opportunities the members have experienced over the previous 12 months.
The Best of the Best winner trophy is an Inuit soapstone carving of a polar bear, donated by the North West Company’s Inuit Art division.
The Canadian Automotive Jury is a not-for-profit group of prominent Canadian automotive journalists pledged to the highest standards of uncompromised reporting.
The Jury has a coast-to-coast reach in all forms of media including newspapers, radio, television and online. The collective reach of the CAJ is 43,253,351 weekly, according to MediaWatch Research & Analysis Canada Inc.