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LIVE FROM TESTFEST: And the winners are!

Ford does a quad! Focus EV and ST, Fusion Hybrid and Escape 1.6L EcoBoost all win there classes

Published: October 25, 2012, 11:00 PM

2013 AJAC CCOTY Trophies

After two-and-and-a-half days of intense testing at the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada's (AJAC) annual TestFest, and voting by more than 80 Canadian automotive journalists who took part, AJAC announced its choices for the "Best New" vehicles of 2013 in 11 different categories.

The winners are:

CITY CAR - Ford Focus EV

BEST NEW SMALL CAR (under $21k) - Mazda3 Skyactiv sedan

BEST NEW SMALL CAR (over $21k) - Hyundai Elantra GT 

BEST NEW FAMILY CAR (under $30k) - Honda Accord sedan

BEST NEW FAMILY CAR (over $30k) - Ford Fusion Hybrid

BEST NEW LUXURY CAR - Cadillac ATS

BEST NEW PRESTIGE AND PERFORMANCE CAR (over $75k) - Porsche 911 Carrera S

BEST NEW SPORTS/PERFORMANCE CAR (under $50k) - Ford Focus ST 

BEST NEW SPORTS/PERFORMANCE CAR (over $50k) - Porsche Boxster 

BEST NEW SUV/CUV (under $35k) - Ford Escape 1.6L EcoBoost

BEST NEW SUV/CUV ($35k-$60k) - Hyundai Santa Fe

Each of the 11 category winners is now eligible for either the overall Canadian Car of the Year or Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year awards, which will be announced on February 14, 2013 at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.

Testing of the category-winning vehicles in preparation for voting on the overall awards will continue at the Niagara Regional airport tomorrow.

Winners of Best New Design and Best New Technology awards will also be announced at that time.

Detailed results of today's awards, including scoring for all vehicles in all categories can be found at

www.ajac.ca.

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