Simca-Chrysler Horizon251 points

Car of The year
Born as Chrysler Simca Horizon and later known as Talbot Horizon, this was the last new model from the French manufacturer under Chrysler group’s control before PSA’s takeover. Heir of remarkable Simca 1100, the 5-door hatchback was a practical, unpretentious family car, appreciated for its sturdiness, ride comfort and a safe roadholding that was the trademark of previous Simcas. A slow, stiff steering and a weight that marred somehow performance were concerns for some jurors.