The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been named at the New York Auto Show as the 2015 World Car of the Year. The C-Class was followed by Volkswagen Passat and Ford Mustang.
Mercedes-Benz previously won the inaugural 2014 World Luxury Car award for the S-Class and two World Green Car awards: one for the S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY in 2012 and for the Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec in 2007.
In the World Green Car of the Year category, the S500 Plug-In Hybrid was beaten by a BMW i8.
The World Car Design of the Year award went to Citroen C4 Cactus, which was praised for its innovative design.
Previous World Car of the Year winners:
-Audi A3 in 2014
-Volkswagen Golf in 2013
-Volkswagen Up! in 2012
-Nissan Leaf in 2011
-Volkswagen Polo in 2010
-Volkswagen Golf in 2009
-Mazda2 / Mazda Demio in 2008
-Lexus LS460 in 2007
-BMW 3-Series in 2006
-Audi A6 in 2005