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Australia’s Best Car Finalists Announced

25.11.2009

Australia’s independent, consumer-oriented new car awards program, Australia’s Best Cars, celebrates its 10th year with a stellar list of finalists in 12 categories announced today.

Australia’s Best Cars – a program of the Australian Automobile Association and Constituent motoring clubs – will announce the winners at a gala industry event in Melbourne on Tuesday 1 December.

The Australia’s Best Cars awards assess more than 280 vehicles throughout the year with 36 finalists shortlisted across the 12 categories. The finalists are, road tested during an intensive week of assessment by motoring club judges, before the winning vehicles in each category are decided.

The judges assess finalists on the following three criteria – value for money, design and on-road performance – reflecting the consumer focus of AAA and the clubs on behalf of their motoring members.

Australia’s Best Cars Chief Judge, RACV’s Ernest Litera, said today’s new car buyers took a range of considerations into account when planning their purchase, and the awards aimed to reflect those considerations.

 

Australia’s Best Car Finalists 2009

Best Small Car

Ford Fiesta LX

Honda Jazz GLi

Mazda2 Neo

 

Best Mid-size Car under 30k

Hyundai i30 SX diesel

Mitsubishi Lancer ES

Volkswagen Polo TDI

 

Best Mid-size Car over 30k

Mazda6 Classic

VW Golf 118 Tsi Comfortline

VW Jetta TDI

                                                                                   

Best Large Car

Ford FG Falcon XR6 

Holden VE Commodore Omega

Toyota Aurion AT-X

 

Best People Mover

Honda Odyssey Luxury

Hyundai iMax d

Mitsubishi Grandis VR-X

 

Best Sports Car

BMW 135i Coupe

Subaru Impreza Sti

Volkswagen Golf R32

 

Best Luxury Sports Car

Audi S4 TFSI Quattro

Audi TT-S TFSI Quattro

BMW M3

 

Best Prestige Car

Audi A4 Tdi

Mercedes Benz C220 CDi Classic

Subaru Liberty 3.6R Premium

                                                           

Best Luxury Car

Audi A6 TFSi

Jaguar XF 3.0 D

Lexus GS 450h

                                               

Best Recreational 4WD

Audi Q5 2.0 Tdi

Subaru Outback 2.5i

VW Tiguan 103 TDI

 

Best Luxury 4WD

Audi Q5 3.0 TDI

BMW X5 xdrive 30d

Volvo XC60 T6

                                               

Best All Terrain 4WD

Landrover Discovery 4SE TDV6

Mitsubishi Pajero GLS d

Toyota Landcruiser GXL d

 

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