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Porsche wins AJAC award

911 Turbo S is best new prestige car for 2011.


October 29, 2010
by Canadian Automotive Review staff

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has named the new 911 Turbo S its Best New Prestige Car for 2011. The announcement was made at the end of AJAC’s annual Canadian Car of the Year “TestFest” in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

“The 911 Turbo S is the pinnacle of almost 50 years of continuous evolution and it perfectly epitomizes the philosophy of Porsche Intelligent Performance,” said Joe Lawrence, President and CEO of Porsche Cars Canada. “Not only does it combine power, speed, braking and handling; its all-wheel-drive, PDK transmission and its remarkable efficiency truly make it a supercar you can drive every day and all year round.”

AJAC’s testing program includes real-world driving and dynamic on-track testing to deliver data and vote results that are highly relevant to potential buyers. Almost 70 journalists evaluated every detail of each entry to select the best new vehicles for 2011.

The rest of the winners are:

BEST NEW SMALL CAR (under $21,000): Ford Fiesta

BEST NEW SMALL CAR (over $21,000): Chevrolet Cruze

BEST NEW FAMILY CAR (under $30,000): Volkswagen Jetta TDI Clean Diesel

BEST NEW FAMILY CAR (over $30,000): Buick Regal

BEST NEW LUXURY CAR (over $50,000): BMW 5-Series Sedan

BEST NEW PRESTIGE CAR (over $75,000): Porsche 911 Turbo S

BEST NEW SPORTS/PERFORMANCE CAR: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

BEST NEW MINIVAN: Toyota Sienna

BEST NEW SUV/CUV (under $35,000): Hyundai Tucson

BEST NEW SUV/CUV ($35,000-$50,000): Ford Edge

BEST NEW SUV/CUV (over $50,000): Volkswagen Touareg