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Cars Toyota RAV4 wins 2019 Car of the Year Japan award

10:00  09 december  2019
10:00  09 december  2019 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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It means Toyota has now won the Car of the Year Japan award nine times in total. Honda still leads the way with 11 victories in the 40- year history of BMW collected the Japan Import Car of the Year trophy for the latest 3 Series. Judges praised the German four -door in how it has evolved to meet

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a group of people standing in front of a building: 2019 Japan Car of the Year winners © Provided by Motoring Research 2019 Japan Car of the Year winners

The latest Toyota RAV4 may be sold across the world, but it still found success with local judges in the 2019 – 2020 Car of the Year Japan contest.

Competition for the top prize had been predicted to be close this year, with the new Mazda 3 hatchback and BMW 3 Series expected to challenge the Toyota.

Instead, the 60 Japanese jurors – representing 40 different automotive publications – made the RAV4 a clear winner. A score of 436 points gave it a commanding victory over the Mazda 3, which collected 326 points.

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a group of people standing in front of a building: 2019 Japan Car of the Year winners © Provided by Motoring Research 2019 Japan Car of the Year winners

According to the judging panel, key to the success of the RAV4 was the ability of it to respond to “all needs at a high level as an SUV of the new era”. The three drivetrain options, including the recently announced plug-in hybrid option also impressed, along with the luggage space that is “wide and easy to use”.

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The annual Car of the Year Japan award , also known as Japan Car of the Year (or JCOTY), is given to newly released or redesigned vehicles released to the Japanese car buying market from November 1 of the previous year to October 31 of the current year , and each award spans two calendar years .

The RAV4’s success marks the first win for Toyota in the contest since the Prius collected the top prize for the 2009 – 2010 edition. It means Toyota has now won the Car of the Year Japan award nine times in total. Honda still leads the way with 11 victories in the 40-year history of the contest.

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Kim Thúy standing in front of a red car: 2019 Japan Car of the Year winners © Provided by Motoring Research 2019 Japan Car of the Year winners

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2019 – 2020 Car of the Year Japan Top Ten

Place Make / Model Final Score
1st Toyota RAV4 436 points
2nd Mazda 3 328
3rd BMW 3 Series 290
4th Toyota Corolla / Corolla Touring 118
5th Jaguar I-Pace 109
6th Jeep Wrangler 56
7th Honda N-WGN / N-WGN Custom 54
8th Mercedes-Benz A-Class 53
9th Mitsubishi eK Cross / Nissan Dayz 35
10th Daihatsu Tanto / Tanto Custom 21

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