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Hakan Matson (Sweden)

My judgement is based on following grounds:

Alfa Romeo Giulia

The comeback kid from a classical Italian brand. Brings back the true passion of driving, in times when cars more and more are supposed to drive by themselves. Surprises with best results for adult protection of all cars tested by Euro NCAP last year.

 

Citroën C3

A car that is trying to capture the very heart of what the brand should be. Design is great, comfort good, mechanics can be improved, but there is no question: Citroën is back on track.

 

Mercedes Clase E

Even with the new design language E-Class is a classical Mercedes. Not as big step as the C-Class the other year, but still one of the most comfortable and safe cars this year.

 

Nissan Micra

The move from India back to Europe has created a much more modern car, although it does not exactly mean a revolution of the segment. Unfortunately the ride is much too hard for my taste.

 

Peugeot 3008

Peugeot is taking yet another huge step by creating a suv with lots of strong points. Nice to drive, good comfort and a design that really stands out. The interior is one of the absolute best, both functional and somewhat playful.

 

Toyota C-HR

Very different looks, for sure polarizing. It is impossible not to be impressed by the bold design decision. Remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Driving dynamics are also much improved, compared to previous models from Toyota.

 

Volvo S90/V90

Most of the technology was launched already last year with the XC90. However, even more advanced safety features and a serious attempt to challenge the German premium cars, also the sedans, must be acknowledged – and rewarded.