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Previous Winners

1986

Ford Scorpio

337 points

2nd Place
Lancia Yl0 - 291 points
3rd Place
Mercedes-Benz 200-300 E - 273 points

Ford Scorpio

After two generations of Granada, Ford Europe switched the approach for a medium-big car. Scorpio still was a typical fleet car, as the availability of a weak 1.8 engine showed, but looks and build quality changed for the better. New style, with a sharp nose and an rear hatch unusual for a car this size, was a refreshing point. A cozy interior, good equipment and the performance of a fuel injection 2.9 V6 gave it an edge. Real trick to clinch the award was fitting the then incipient ABS as standard for the whole range.

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