GENEVA — The large family car Volkswagen Passat has been voted car of the year by European automotive editors at the Geneva International Motor Show.
German Volkswagen's four-door sedan beat six other finalists including Citroen's C4 Cactus, Renault's Twingo and the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer.
The Passat has an updated collision avoidance system compared to its predecessor and other new technology, including emergency driver assistance and cross-wind stabilization.
Volkwagen last won the car of the year award in 2013 with its Golf compact car.
The Passat succeeds Peugeot's compact 308, which won last year.
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