Volkswagen has received two of Japan’s top automobile prizes in the category of “Technology of the Year” for the development of its TSI technology. Both the CAR OF THE YEAR committee and the jury of the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference (RJC) voted to give their first prizes to Volkswagen’s innovative new engine technology.
Volkswagen models with TSI engines – the Golf GT, Golf estate and Golf Touran – landed well ahead of the competition in the CAR OF THE YEAR category of “Most Advanced Technology Award 2008”. The so-called COTY prizes are awarded every year by Japan’s automotive journalists.
Another cause for celebration was the decision by the jury of the RJC (comprising trade experts and journalists from Japan) to likewise award its first prize in the category of “Technology of the Year” to Volkswagen’s TSI technology. Both awards were accepted by Tsutomu Umeno, president of the Volkswagen importer in Japan, who said that, “The vote taken by these juries is a clear indication that Volkswagen technology is setting standards in Japan and will continue to do so in future.”
Source: Autoblog Green