• 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: Gian Luca Pellegrini 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: Szymon Sołtysik 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: Maxim Kadakov 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: Vinko Kernc 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: Philipp Aeberli 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 Press Release – 22 September 200908 / 12 / 2010

AUTOBEST organization launched “The Real Green” project
The Istanbul 2009 festivity with many international personalities was one of the best in AUTOBEST history
(September 22-th, 2009, Bucharest)

Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai i20, Kia Soul, Skoda Yeti and Volkswagen Polo are the five finalists for Autobest 2010 competition. “This year as well, will have a great 5 finalist series in the Autobest competition. The jury will have a difficult mission to decide which is the best –buy car of the year 2010. We will have an answer on the 15th of December.” Mr. Ilja Seliktar – AUTOBEST President, said.

“MANBEST2009” award is going to John Fleming, Chairman and CEO Ford of Europe. Mr. Fleming is one of the most outstanding executives from the car industry. The man who managed to gain profit throughout the year 2008 and, despite a profound crisis in 2009 has straightened out the financial operations, Mr. Fleming has promoted products with great appeal, imposing a revolutionary design welcome by all the European markets. The Fiesta success is probably the most certain proof.

Volvo for City Safe is awarded “SAFETYBEST 2009”. From the Autobest jury point of view, after the arrival of the seat belts on the market- a Volvo contribution as well- of the airbags, ABS and ESP, the City Safe is considered to be a very important achievement in safety. It is likely that this system should go in standard for many other brands during the next few years, as it had already happened to the others safety systems mentioned above.

“TECHNOBEST 2009” is going to Fiat Multi Air Technology. Fiat managed through this new technology to demonstrate that the engine downsizing is a science with unlimited resources.

Henrik Fisker was voted “DESIGNBEST 2009”, for being one of the best car designers of the planet, a native talent doubled by an incredible work capacity, who created exceptionally cars not only for BMW and Aston Martin but also for his own brand.

Autobest jury voted Evgeny Novikov, the young Russian motorsport talent, to become “SPORTBEST 2009”. Evgeny is another proof of talent coming from our region being the youngest driver in the P-WRC. He was Russian Rally Cup Champion in 2006 and was runner-up in both the Russian and Estonian Rally Championships last year.

This year’s COMPANYBEST, and ECOBEST awards will be announced at the begging of December in conjunction with AUTOBEST 2010 winner announcement.

The AUTOBEST Jury is also paying attention to the efforts that automotive industry is making. Investments, new work opportunities for the population, spending funds for ecological initiatives, the support for the emerging regions of Europe are carefully checked and appreciated by the Jury.

For this year, AUTOBEST members of the Jury are coming from 14 countries in the region and represent a virtual market with more than 300 million people. Each member of the Jury is an outstanding motoring journalist, a respected voice in his country. AUTOBEST is the second largest independent motoring Jury of Europe.