Honda Accord Euro wins Australias top motoring award

January 20th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Jan.20 (ANI): The Honda Accord Euro has won Australia’’s most prized motoring award being named Wheels magazine’’s car of the year. The car was today declared the best new release of 2008 with the judges saying it delivered an exceptional package of driver satisfaction, passenger comfort and all-round user-friendliness.
According to Fox Sports, the judge started with 35 eligible models, short listed 18 for a week of final evaluation, including tests at Ford’’s You Yangs proving ground near Geelong.
“Dynamically, the Honda Accord Euro is outstanding. It has satisfied our exhaustive criteria better than any other contender and the judging panel has referred to the vehicle as Euro sophistication at just 60 per cent of the price,”” Wheels editor Ged Bulmer was quoted, as saying.
The judging panel tested the finalists according to a range of criteria including function, technology, efficiency, safety, and value.
The final shortlist of cars included the Honda Accord Euro, BMW X6, Chrysler Grand Voyager, Jeep Cherokee, Lexus LX570, Volvo XC70, Audi A4, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Mazda 6.
The cars to make the final four were the Accord Euro, Audi A4, Volkswagen Tiguan and the Mazda 6. (ANI)

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