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Volkswagen Golf Alltrack wins Canadian Car of the Year award

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada has named the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack as the Car of the Year and the Subaru Forester as the Utility Vehicle of the Year on Feb. 16, 2017, ahead of the Canadian International Autoshow at the Metro Convention Centre. CITYNEWS/Bertram Dandy

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack has won the coveted Canadian Car of the Year award.

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada announced the winners at the Canadian International Autoshow media preview at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Thursday morning.

Finalists included the BMW M2 and the Hyundai Elantra in the Car of the Year category.

The Subaru Forester took won the 2017 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.

The Chrysler Pacifica and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC were finalists in the in Utility Vehicle of the Year category.