[Semi-OT] Toyota 86: another Car of the Year

Unfortunately the Subaru BRZ wasn't quite released in time down here in New Zealand in time for the Car of the Year awrds (maybe it will win next
year), but it's twin the Toyota 86 did win.
This is from the New Zealand Automobile Association's latest Autumn 2013 magazine.
And the winner is ... --------------------- At a glitering evenet in Auckland [New Zeland] last December the major players of the New Zealand motoring industry gathered to discover which vehicle would drive off with the prestigious title of Car of the Year 2012.
The awards, presented by the AA and the Motoring Writers Guild, also acknowledged excellence in ten distinct categories.
To be eligible for contention, vehicles had to have been launched in New Zealand in the 12 months to October 2012, and been put through their paces by the voting panel.
To a raptuous round of applause, the New Zealand Car of the Year 2012 was announced as the Toyota 86.
Motoring Writers Guild President David Linklater described Toyota's rear wheel drive sports coupe as "fantastic", saying the car "provides a high level of performance and safety".
Stella Stocks, AA General Manager of Motoring Services, also had high praise for the car, saying it "has sublime handling and is quick enough to be entertaining".
The New Zealand Car of the Year 2012 winners:
Car of the Year Toyota 86 Small Car Class Suzuki Swift Compact Car Class Ford Focus Medium Car Class BMW 3 Series Large Car Class Skoda Superb Luxury Car Class BMW 5 Series Small/Medium SUV Class Mazda CX-5 Large SUV Class BMW X5 Sports/Performance Class Toyota 86 Utility Class Ford Ranger Safest Car BMW 3 Series
For more info on the Awards, see http://www.aa.co.nz/nzcoty
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