AJAC announces the top vehicles in 14 categories in 2009
After five days of intense testing, the winners of 14 categories of the awards "best vehicle" of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) for the year 2009 were proclaim today, October 24, 2008, by the AJAC at a press conference held at the Niagara District Airport. Through these awards, the AJAC's objective is to provide consumers with a valuable resource of comparative information on new vehicles available on the market. Consumers they benefit? Apparently so.
On behalf of AJAC and in association with General Motors of Canada Limited, Maritz Research conducted a survey of buyers 2008 Buick Enclave in order to assess their knowledge of AJAC and its awards including Best SUV more than $ 60,000 awarded to the 2008 Buick Enclave. Among buyers Buick Enclave 2008, 74% of them were aware of the program prices Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) and knew the Enclave had obtained the vote of Best SUV over $ 60,000 - a record rate of notoriety. In addition, 41% of buyers said that the price had a positive influence on their decision to purchase.
Here is a concrete measure of the progress of the influence of the price of Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. That is why the results of votes having determined today's winners are displayed intends consumer Web site AJAC www.ajac.ca. They can serve as a guide for the purchase of a vehicle, 2009 - car, truck or SUV CUV.
Here are the winners of categories in 2009:
BEST NEW SMALL CAR (under $ 18,000): Toyota Corolla
BEST NEW SMALL CAR (over $ 18,000): Pontiac Vibe
BEST FAMILY CAR (between $ 22,000 and $ 30,000): Mazda6
BEST FAMILY CAR (over $ 30,000): Volkswagen Passat CC
BEST LUXURY CAR (under $ 50,000): Hyundai Genesis
BEST LUXURY CAR (over $ 50,000): Audi A4
BEST LUXURY CAR: Mercedes-Benz CL550 AMG and SL63
BEST NEW SPORTS / PERFORMANCE (under $ 50,000): BMW 135i Coupe
BEST NEW SPORTS / PERFORMANCE (over $ 50,000): Lexus IS F
BEST CONVERTIBLE CAR: Audi TTS
BEST PICK: Dodge Ram
BEST SUV / CUV (under $ 35,000): Subaru Forester
BEST SUV / CUV (between $ 35,000 and $ 60,000): Ford Flex
BEST SUV / CUV (over $ 60,000): Mercedes-Benz M-Class BlueTEC
The winners of the fourteen categories listed above now vying for the honor of being proclaim Canadian Car of the year or Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year 2009. These winners all categories will be announced February 11, 2009, the International Exhibition of self Toronto 2009. Winners Best model and Best Technology 2009 will be announced.
But that's not all ... members AJAC journalists who evaluated the new models at the Festival trials have agreed to give interviews on the results of votes and comparative data across Canada. We invite the media to visit the AJAC web site and in the "Ask an Expert" to click on the link "Car of the year" for interviews after obtaining authorization.
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