juez

Didier Laurent (France)

My judgement is based on following grounds:

Alfa Romeo Giulia

The Giulia is one of the most pleasant sedans to drive, and also benefits from a very successful exterior design. High versions are very technological regarding the engine and chassis, but the style of its cockpit lack of modernity. Alfa Romeo assumes the pleasure side of his car, but seems to forget some environmental issues.

 

Citroën C3

The C3 brings a superior level of comfort and quality overall services to the category. After the C4 Cactus, Citroën seems to have a clear vision of its future, with modern functions and efficient technologies available to all drivers. Two regrets: the mechanical vibrations of the three-cylinder engines, and the steering are no more successful. It missing some fun to drive.

 

Mercedes Clase E

Mercedes does not hesitate to invest heavily in technology. But the German manufacturer is asking for a lot of money for its services, and does not hesitate to charge the high price of the items delivered in standard equipment on a B-Segment car. In addition, the new AMG sports versions no longer offer the same driving pleasure as before. A change of mentality would be welcome.

 

Nissan Micra

Manufactured in France, the new Nissan Micra replaces the old version favorably and tries to return to the European market with diesel engines. Personally, I did not select her for the final, because she does not bring anything more to the segment, and tries to catch up a delay she had chosen to take.

 

Peugeot 3008

The Peugeot 3008 is a real new successful car, combining modern design and high-tech equipment. Hybrid or plug-in hybrid versions are missing but they will arrive. The small steering wheel increases the pleasure of driving, the interior design is well manufactured. For me, the new Peugeot 3008 is the Car of The Year.

 

Toyota C-HR

Toyota adopts a new design and has successfully entered the hybrid SUV segment. Its design is fun and its manufacturing quality is of a higher level than what can be seen on other Toyota models. Its hybrid system is that of the Prius 4, which also had its place in the final.

 

Volvo S90/V90

The S90 / V90 does not bring any major technological innovation compared to the XC90 that arrived in the final last year. But they show that Volvo is again a reference of the world automobile. The Swedish manufacturer shows its leadership in safety and comfort. For me, it also provides the best audio system of the current automobile market.