Cars of the Year 2012

We neither have the budget, nor the inclination, to award a Car of the Year award. Instead we’ve trolled through the internet to coral together as many Car of the Year award winners as we could find.

Do let us know in the comments section, below, if we’ve missed out on a major publication’s Car of the Year award.


Global

World Car of the Year: Volkswagen Golf (Mark VII)
International Van of the Year: Ford Transit Custom

Australian

Carsguide Car of the Year: Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ
Drive.com.au Car of the Year: Toyota 86 GT
Wheels magazine Car of the Year: Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ

Asian

Japan Car of the Year: Mazda CX-5
Autocar ASEAN Car of the Year: Honda CR-Z

American

North American Car of the Year: Cadillac ATS
North American Truck of the Year: Ram 1500
Canadian Car of the Year: Honda Accord
Canadian Utility of the Year: Hyundai Santa Fe
Autoguide.com Car of the Year: Scion FR-S (Toyota 86)
Automobile magazine Automobile of the Year: Tesla Model S
Motor Trend magazine Car of the Year: Tesla Model S
Motor Trend magazine Truck of the Year: Ram 1500
MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Best of the Year: Cadillac ATS

European

European Car of the Year: Volkswagen Golf Mark VII
AutoExpress magazine Car of the Year: Skoda Citigo
CarBuyer.co.uk Car of the Year: Hyundai i30
Top Gear magazine Car of the Year: Toyota GT86
What Car? magazine Car of the Year: Volkswagen Up

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]