Audi, BMW, Hyundai Crowned In Car Of the Year Awards

Posted on October 5, 2011

SUSSEX, England — The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards are decided by chauffeurs and set out to discover the best vehicles to suit the U.K. chauffeured vehicle market in a number of categories.

This year, the crown for the” £50,000 to £100,000” category went to the Audi A8L TDi, which went up against the BMW 7-series (2010 Car of the Year), Lexus LS600hL and Jaguar XJL.

Paul Gibson, editor of commented: “We had an incredible challenge on our hands this year deciding the winner of this category. The A8 simply offers chauffeurs the whole package — a great chauffeur program, massive amount of luggage and passenger space, and outstanding fuel economy.”

Full article on Audi A8LTDi Car of the Year.

In the”£50,000 and under” category, BMW came out on top with its 5GT sedan. It was judged against the Audi A6, Jaguar XF and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the latter which took the award in 2010.

“The BMW 5GT offers the rear-seat client almost the same comfort and space as the 7-Series, while offering the chauffeur incredible MPG figures and adequate space for luggage,” Gibson said. “This is what set the 5GT apart from its competitors in the category.’

Full article on BMW 5GT Car of the Year.

Hyundai’s i800 Automatic took home the “Best Multi-Purpose Vehicle” award, edging out the Volkswagen Caravelle and Mercedes-Benz Viano. The vehicle can carry up to eight passengers including luggage, and the Hyundai recently announced special chauffeur discounts.

Full article on Hyundai i800 Automatic Car of the Year.


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