15-th annual Ukrainian ranking «car of the year» the best car in Ukraine is recognized as the Skoda Superb. The award ceremony took place on February 22, reports ЛІГА.net.
The action was attended by the new model, which debuted in the domestic market from 20 November 2014 until 20 November 2015 and has not participated in the previous promotion. In the current year there were 44 (in the past the competition was attended by 40 cars).
The best models of new cars in different categories defines public (Ukrainian owners, buyers and admirers of the car) and jury of journalistic (mass media representatives, who are members of the Club of automotive journalists of Ukraine).
Total votes is the sum of points received from the public (voted by 70,000 people) and journalists (24 persons) jury. The ratio of their votes is 50% to 50%. The winning cars-challengers, in the amount of jury votes received the highest number of points. The event is held annually since 2001.
The winner of the main nomination «Car of the year 2015» in Ukraine was chosen from ten finalists: Citroen C4 Cactus, Ford Mondeo, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sorento, Mazda 2, Peugeot 308, Skoda Fabia, Skoda Superb, Volkswagen Passat, Volvo XC90
Given the increasing popularity of crossovers this year the organizers have introduced one main category: «Crossover of the year». Also preserved traditional category — «price-quality» and «Design». Auto also chose the best car in its class. And this year 11.
In a new category, the crossover 2016 in Ukraine were presented to five cars: Audi Q7, Kia Sorento, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, Suzuki Vitara , Volvo XC90.
The winner was the Kia Sorento. In second place the Audi Q7, the third — the Volvo XC90.
In other categories the highest number of votes received:
— Small class — Mazda 2;
— A compact class Ford Focus;
— The middle class — the Volkswagen Passat;
— Business and Suite classes — BMW 7 series;
— Small crossover Suzuki Vitara;
— Compact crossover SUV — Hyundai Tucson;
— Midsize SUV — Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class;
— Full-size SUV — the Audi Q7;
— Veins — Volkswagen Multivan;
— Passenger car — Toyota Hilux;
— The ratio price-quality (voted only by the public jury) — Fiat Doblo;
— Design — Volvo XC90;
— Sports car — Porsche 911 Carrera S.
The most popular Japanese brand called Toyota. The best-selling brand of commercial vehicles Renault, premium class — BMW, foreign car — Renault Logan. The leader of sales among domestic cars ZAZ Sens. Leader in dynamics of growth of sales — Asiga. Debut of the year — Chinese Zotye.
Last year Car of the year was the Mazda3, the 2014 Skoda Octavia, 2013 — Kia Optima.
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