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December 10-th, 2010, Bucharest

Dacia Duster wins “AUTOBEST 2011”

  • Nissan LEAF elected “ECOBEST 2010”
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       Dacia Duster was voted “AUTOBEST 2011”. With a total of 863 points, the winner overtook Opel Meriva with only 822 points and Renault Fluence coming third, with a total of 717 points. Citroen C3 came on 4-th with 654 points followed by KIA Venga with 544 points. No less than 10 members of the Jury voted Duster as the winner, and other 4 gave the first place to Meriva. (for detailed results, see Final Ranking in www.autobest.org )

        A fair assessment between winners cannot be done just by comparing the points. Six years ago, only 12 members were in the AUTOBEST Jury. For this edition, there are 15 motoring journalists. Some years ago we introduced a new index for a fair comparison: average percentage of points granted by the Jury members for a car out of the total number of points. In 2006, the winning KIA Rio managed to take an average of 24,5% out of the total available number of points. A year after the biggest index was reached, Opel Corsa won with 25% points out of the maximum points. A year after, Fiat Linea won with 23,5% and last year Renault Symbol collected an index of 24,4% of the available points. Chevy Cruze was very close with Symbol collecting 23,4 % of the available points, the smallest in the last 5 years. At this edition, Dacia Duster managed an index of 24%, in the middle of the AUTOBEST award history in terms of performance.

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