Technically speaking, the New York Auto Show is actually the New York International Auto Show, and that helps explain why the VW Up! was named World Car of the Year during the event.
The 64 jurors from 25 countries selected VW’s new city car for the title because “The little Volkswagen Up! has altered what we have come to expect from the city-car segment. Of note are the responsive steering, sophisticated suspension setup, new efficient engines and the quality of materials and finish.”