Renault Megane named Car of the Year 2017 in Bulgaria



«Car of the Year 2017» in Bulgaria was Renault Megane (car description). The French model won the main competition category by a wide margin over the second Volvo S90 — 147 to 111.5 points. The top five was joined by Mercedes E-Class (107.5 points), Citroen C3 (85.5 points) and Suzuki Baleno (43.5 points).

In the crossover category, the Skoda Kodiaq was chosen as number 1, and in the multifunctional car, the prize went to the Nissan Navara. The Hyundai Ioniq hybrid was named eco-car of the year, while the Volvo S90 was named premium. The award was presented to representatives of the Korean brand by Lorita Radeva, Chairman of the Standing Committee for Environmental Protection of the Sofia Municipal Council. The new generation Citroen C3 was chosen as the city car.

The 20th edition of Car of the Year 2017 in Bulgaria was held with a record number of participants. The most prestigious automotive awards in our country are presented by the «Press Auto Club Bulgaria» — an association of journalists writing on automotive topics.

In the primary selection of the only national competition «Car of the Year 2017», 55 cars were nominated. Jury members cannot participate in the final stage of the competition and in the selection of «Car of the Year» unless they were personally present at the testing of each of the five nominated finalists in individual categories. Participating cars had to be all new or completely new generation of existing models in the lineup.

Only vehicles with up to 7 seats are eligible for the Car of the Year Grand Prize. Voting takes place in two stages. In the first roll-call voting, the jury members determine the finalists of the competition, indicating no more than five nominations in separate categories in descending order of preference. At the final stage, the jury members determine the winners by roll call according to six criteria and a point system.

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Detailed results by category:

Car:

  • Renault Megane 147 t.
  • Volvo S90 111.5 tons.
  • Mercedes E-Class 107.5 t.
  • Citroen C3 85.5 t.
  • Suzuki Baleno 43.5 tons.

Crossover:

  • Skoda Kodiaq 153.5 t.
  • Jaguar F-Pace 101.5 tons.
  • Seat Atek 96 t.
  • Peugeot 3008 76 t.
  • Ford Edge 68 tons.

Multifunctional vehicle:

  • Nissan Navara 150 t.
  • Toyota Hilux 105.5 t.
  • Citroen Jumpy 96.5 tons.
  • Peugeot Expert 92 t.
  • Great Wall Steed 6 51 t.

City car:

  • Citroen C3 129 t.
  • Hyundai i20 Active 104 tons.
  • Suzuki Ignis 98.5 tons.
  • Mini Convertible 84 t.
  • Audi Q2 79.5 t.

Eco car:

  • Hyundai Ioniq 125.5 t.
  • Volvo XC90 T8 111.5 t.
  • BMW 330e 97.5 t.
  • BMW 225xe 88t.
  • Toyota Prius 57.5 tons.

Premium car:

  • Volvo S90 121.5 tons.
  • Jaguar F-Pace 120 tons.
  • Mercedes E-Class 116 t.
  • Jaguar XF 86 t.
  • Lexus RX450h 51.5 t.

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