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Ufuk Sandik (Turkey)

My judgement is based on following grounds:

Alfa Romeo Giulia

The love of automobiles is gradually diminishing nowadays. Young people see cars as a means of transportation only. Alfa Romeo Giulia, came like a drug when we began to lose the excitement of automobiles. It reminded me falling in love with a car again. Its exciting with its sporty but stylish design, engine performance and successful handling. Giulia is a car that makes its driver to extend the trip to enjoy driving pleasure. Yet it`s a family car!

 

Citroën C3

Clearly, the old version of the Citroen C3 was far behind its competitors in terms of design. C3, which draws a curtain on its past, brought a new perspective to the B segment. It draws attention in the traffic, collecting all the looks. In short, the C3 is a car that makes the family members fight to get the driver’s seat. However, there seems to be no ambitious promise to customers other than the cute design, innovative equipment of the C3.

 

Mercedes Clase E

It would not be wrong to say that the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the most dynamic E series ever. Mercedes-Benz avoided taking risks while designing the E Class. Their designs are highly inspired by the popular C Class and the S Class. In the same way, the effect of C and S Class is seen in the interior design. Apparently the Mercedes engineers have cut corners. Thus, they ensured the customer admiration.

 

Nissan Micra

Nissan almost recreated Micra. Micra has left its old little and cute style to a more modern and sporting character. The design has caught up with today`s trends. The interior is successful both in material quality and design. Innovative sound system that placed in the head rest is a first in its class. It`s even better than most cars in upper class.

 

Peugeot 3008

To be honest, Peugeot has overtaken itself with 3008. It may be a bit ambitious, but the 3008 is the most successful model of Peugeot that I`ve seen in recent years. It has the upper class luxury SUV look. I need to open a separate topic for the interior design which is better than most luxury models. Digital indicators that can be personalized are standard even on the base equipment package. It is an obligation to pay extra for these gadgets in most of the premium brands.

 

Toyota C-HR

Toyota is no longer making boring cars. It produces exciting automobiles, appealing to the heart of the customer, like C-HR with pretty bold lines. The modern and sporty lines in the exterior design of the C-HR also continue in the interior. However, this brave design I applauded has led to some distress. The low ceiling design has created a claustrophobic environment in the interior. It has caused the interior to feel narrower than its competitors.

 

Volvo S90/V90

Volvo has become a Car of the Year subscriber recently. Each new model of the brand has been successful to become one of the 7 finalists. The Volvo S90 / V90 has a paramount design. From the front, there is a young, dynamic and aggressive image. It is not possible to say the same thing from behind. The rear design shows the car like it is old. The S90 / V90 is ambitious enough to sweat German competitors.