• Name: Gerhard Kuntschik Country: Austria Capital: Vienna Population: 8,602,112 Auto Park: 350,000
  • Name: Xavier Daffe Country: Belgium Capital: Bruxelles Population: 11,239,755 Auto Park: 482,939
  • Name: Ilia Seliktar Country: Bulgaria Capital: Sofia Population: 7,364,570 Auto Park: 3,5 mil.
  • Name: Ozren Adamović Country: Croatia Capital: Zagreb Population: 4,284,889 Auto Park: 1,968,370
  • Name: Petros Soutzis Country: Cyprus Capital: Larnaca Population: 1,141,166 Auto Park: 900,000
  • Name: Vladimir Rybecky Country: Czech Republic Capital: Prague Population: 10,538,275 Auto Park: 5,060,360
  • Name: Mikkel Thomsager Country: Denmark Capital: Copenhagen Population: 5,700,000 Auto Park: 2,278,000
  • Name: Tommi Petteri Lempinen Country: Finland Capital: Helsinki Population: 5,300,000
  • Name: Jean-Eric Raoul Country: France Capital: Paris Population: 66,616,416 Auto Park: 33,000,000
  • Name: Ioannis Stavropoulos Country: Greece Capital: Athens Population: 10,815,197
  • Name: Robert van Ginneken Country: Holland Capital: Amsterdam Population: 16,491,852 Auto Park: 8,230,000
  • Name: Gábor Szécsényi Country: Hungary Capital: Budapesta Population: 9,877,365 Auto Park: 3,000,000
  • Name: Jutta Bernhard Country: Germany Capital: Berlin Population: 82,000,000 Auto Park: 45,800,000
  • Name: Dave Humphreys Country: Ireland Capital: Dublin Population: 6,378,000 Auto Park: 2,515,322
  • Name: Alessio Viola Country: Italy Capital: Rome Population: 60,795,612 Auto Park: 36,900,000
  • Name: Krumislav Barzov Country: Macedonia Capital: Skopje Population: 2,058,539 Auto Park: 400,000
  • Name: Anthony Alfred Darmanin Country: Malta Capital: Valletta Population: 425,000 Auto Park: 310,000
  • Name: David Andersen Country: Norway Capital: Oslo Population: 5,136,700 Auto Park: 4,632,000
  • Name: Szczepan Mroczek Country: Poland Capital: Warsaw Population: 38,437,239 Auto Park: 23,000,000
  • Name: José Caetano Country: Portugal Capital: Lisbon Population: 10,427,301 Auto Park: 4,480,000
  • Name: Dan Vardie Country: Romania Capital: Bucharest Population: 19,942,642 Auto Park: 6,270,615
  • Name: Petr Menshikh Country: Russia Capital: Moscow Population: 143,975,923
  • Name: Mladen Alvirović Country: Serbia Capital: Belgrad Population: 7,209,764 Auto Park: 2,200,000
  • Name: Rudolf Karpat Country: Slovakia Capital: Bratislava Population: 5,415,949 Auto Park: 2,725,538
  • Name: Dušan Lukič Country: Slovenia Capital: Ljublijana Population: 2,061,085 Auto Park: 1,100,000
  • Name: Joan Dalmau Country: Spain Capital: Madrid Population: 46,464,053 Auto Park: 855,308
  • Name: Anders Helgesson Country: Sweden Capital: Stockholm Population: 9,775,572 Auto Park: 4,495,473
  • Name: Markus Rutishauser Country: Switzerland Capital: Bern Population: 8,306,200 Auto Park: 4,503,339
  • Name: Okan Altan Country: Turkey Capital: Ankara Population: 77,695,904 Auto Park: 14,500,000
  • Name: Peter Nunn Country: United Kingdom Capital: London Population: 64,511,000 Auto Park: 28,000,000
  • Name: Oleg Vasylevskyi Country: Ukraine Capital: Kiev Population: 44,291,413 Auto Park: 9,000,000

AUTOBEST changes its voting matrix – Press Release01 / 03 / 2018

AUTOBEST is changing its voting matrix

  • The new voting matrix covers the latest megatrends of the automotive industry

For the first time AUTOBEST’s 17-year history, the European Jury is updating the `AUTOBEST Best Buy Car of Europe` award voting matrix of 13 criteria. The new voting matrix takes into consideration the evolution of the car industry towards increased autonomous technologies, more environmentally-friendly drivetrains and greater in-car connected services.

“The evolution of our well-known voting matrix is consistent with our AUTOBEST Credo published a year ago. When we launched the matrix, everybody appreciated the balanced approach between emotional and rational, the same as in real life when a customer chooses their next car. It was considered the Millennium approach of motoring. With the new matrix, we keep the same spirit, the same DNA of the voting concept but we allow the future of motoring to be a part of our choice. From now on, the `Best Buy Car of Europe` beyond what is representing today will also be evaluating the future challenges for new models coming on the market. It is our answer on how valuable will be a car of today in the next years!” said Dan Vardie, Founder and Chairman

The new matrix retains 13 criteria, but some previous ones have merged to allow the new ones to enter. The balance of the matrix remains as it was from the establishment of the AUTOBEST project. The number of points is now multiplied by a factor of 10 to give the Jury members the possibility to judge the finalists in more detail. Under the rules of AUTOBEST, the number of finalists is not fixed. Usually, this number is five but in AUTOBEST’s history was have had years with four or six finalists – like in the AUTOBEST 2018 competition. With the new matrix number of points available for every criterion will be easier for the Jury members to rank the finalists.

A new criterion is the ‘Advanced Technologies/Autonomous’ giving the possibility to evaluate every new model from this perspective. Another new section refers to the ‘Connected Technologies’ on board, another important part of the evaluation process. Also new is the ‘Green Technologies/Engines’ criterion about the availability of new green engines/ hybrids/ electrification for the new models.

With the new voting matrix, the entire voting process will remain completely transparent, as it was from the very beginning. This policy is a unique asset of AUTOBEST Jury, as it was many times lauded by top-executives in the car industry and consumers altogether.

The new matrix becomes effective immediately, and the `AUTOBEST 2019` competition will use this new voting matrix.

 

ENDS

 

About AUTOBEST

 

The AUTOBEST organisation was established in 2001 with the revolutionary concept of “best buy car” available on the European market. A total of 31 European nations is now represented in the Jury, covering the vast majority of the European population. For a car to become an AUTOBEST winner, it must represent the best offering for most European customers. Price, service network, spare parts distribution and versatility are the most important criteria in the voting process. Design and new technologies are becoming important criteria for voting. AUTOBEST uses a transparent voting system, with a complex matrix of 13 criteria to decide the winner.

 

Contact:

 

Larisa Gîrbacea

PR Director AUTOBEST

pr@autobest.org

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