At the Detroit Motor Show, a 57-strong jury composed of American and Canadian car journalists crowned the Cross Coupé GTE the “North American Car of the Year”. In this most prestigious automotive award, the Golf impressed jury members with its unmistakable design, comprehensive range of assistance, safety and infotainment systems and unmatched quality and value. “This award is a massive validation of our work and shows that Volkswagen is at home in North America. We are optimistic that this award will pave the way to a successful year”, says Michael Horn, President and CEO of the Volkswagen Group of America. The Cross Coupé is heralding the biggest SUV offensive by the Volkswagen brand on the highly competitive US market for SUVs.