Fiat 127239 points

Car of The year
Fiat technical modernity was transferred from 128 to a more affordable segment for a big sales story. 127 offered honest room and boot in only 3.6 m, with very good road behaviour. The body could either be a 2-door or 3-door hatch; later 4/5-door were also developped. Front wheel drive, 4-speed gearbox. The engine was a modest OHV 4-cylinder with only 3 main bearings in crankshaft. But it gave 47 hp from only 0.9 liter, showing lively and fuel efficient.