The Volkswagen family has scooped the pool in the top tier of this year's World Car of the Year awards, with the new Golf and Porsche Boxster/Cayman models stealing the show.
For the Golf, the new title follows not only its win in March's European Car of the Year awards, but also the victory for its direct predecessor in 2009.
Victory in the World Performance Car of the Year category also comes to the Boxster and Cayman some seven years since the first Cayman took the prize in 2006.
Volkswagen also won in 2012, with the Up light car taking World Car of the Year and the new 911 range landing the Performance crown.
In a big win for Porsche, judges for the 2013 World Car of the Year award declared the Cayman "a better sports car than the iconic 911".
While the new Boxster and Cayman twins are already available in Australia, the new Golf range will make its local debut later this month.
Battling its way to the top spot, the Golf squashed challenges from the popular new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ, and its Boxster/Cayman stablemates.
Announced in New York, the awards also saw the top design award go to Jaguar's new F-Type, beating out the impressive new Mazda6 and the heroic Aston Martin Vanquish.
Judges described the F-Type as a "promising dawn for the company’s latest roadster".
The title of World Green Car of the Year went to Tesla's new Model S sedan, powering ahead of Volvo's V60 Plug-in Hybrid and the light Renault Zoe EV.