THE journey to find the best has ended with the declaration of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as the 2015 World Car of the Year. The winner was announced during a press conference at the New York International Auto Show. The award will be celebrated even more in SA as the C-Class is produced at the company’s plant in East London for export to major international markets.Mercedes is no stranger to the World Car Awards programme — now in its 11th year. The company previously won the inaugural 2014 World Luxury Car award for the S-Class. The company has also won two World Green Car awards. The C-Class was chosen from an initial entry list of 24 vehicles from all over the world, then a short list of 12, then three finalists: it was joined by the Ford Mustang and the new Volkswagen Passat.Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars said, "The C-Class is a best seller that has always been a trendsetter in the premium medium-size category. This ...

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