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Urs Bärtschi (Switzerland)

My judgement is based on following grounds:

Alfa Romeo Giulia

The Giulia impresses with a successful mix of sportiness and elegance – not only in the design. The interior fits like a glove, the engine and drive range covers every option, while the driving dynamics makes you want some more. A limousine to drive and not just to arrive in.

 

Citroën C3

The Citroën C3 is an appealing small car with its own design, providing enough space for four people and in relation to its size a very comfortable chassis. A pleasant alternative to the competition’s run of the mill offerings.

 

Mercedes Clase E

The E-Class has its price, but you will benefit from plenty of innovation and technology as well as almost perfect balance: at present it is hardly possible to drive a top of the range vehicle that is safer, more comfortable, more autonomous and above all more relaxed. Added to this are an enormous range of bodywork and drive versions from the start of the sales process.

 

Nissan Micra

The change from a cute city run-around to a self-assured trendsetter has been a success for the Nissan Micra. Not only its styling is appealing, but also the technology, special equipment and individualisation have moved the little one into the modern age.

 

Peugeot 3008

In line with the slogan “Better late than never”, is now also Peugeot with the 3008 launching a crossover in the trendy SUV segment. In addition to the design, the technology, available space and operating concept are absolutely on the right track. A versatile car, but there will unfortunately be a delay until it is available as Plug-in-Hybrid and 4x4 version.

 

Toyota C-HR

Toyota deserves praise for its courage to provide more design because probably nobody will be left cold by the radical visual appearance of the C-HR. Omitting a diesel version could also be ground-breaking. The hybrid engine is proven, the new three-cylinder petrol version is surprisingly good and the performance pleasantly responsive.

 

Volvo S90/V90

It’s a long time since a Volvo has been as elegant as the S90/V90 – both inside and outside. The chassis and infotainment system are familiar from the XC90, as is avoiding engines with more than four cylinders, ensuring a slightly better running smoothness.