Car Of The Year Review 2014

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The British-assembled MINI is Auto Express’ Car of the Year 2014.

It’s been a British establishment for almost six decades, yet this is the first occasion when it has lifted the desired Auto Express Car of the Year grant. The MINI is presently in its third era subsequent to its resurrection as a tasteful premium supermini in 2001, and it is better than anyone might have expected. MINI Cooper

Like its antecedents, the new auto has the brazen looks, tasteful lodge and fun driving background we’ve started to anticipate. In any case it joins this with a freshly discovered complexity and a show of contraptions went for making you more secure and more agreeable.

By exploiting the broad innovative ability of guardian firm BMW, MINI has been capable provide for its infant an adult vibe that is unrivaled in the supermini class. Surprisingly, the British machine gloats the kind of solace and refinement that makes light work of long motorway marathons. Also the discretionary versatile dampers smooth out knocks that would have sent shockwaves through the old auto.

At that point there’s the colossal cluster of wellbeing aid things – ordinarily held for official models that cost thousands more. A head-up presentation, forward impact alarm and versatile journey control are all accessible. Joyfully, none of these increases takes on to the detriment of the MINI’s craving for stimulation – this is an auto that always urges you to search out the long way home.

Examine the line-up and you’ll discover there is a MINI to suit all tastes and plans, from the entrance level ONE through to the fuel-tasting Cooper D and the quick Cooper S. What’s more as dependably, the practically interminable rundown of personalisation alternatives implies you can make a MINI that is one of a kind to you.

The terrible news for adversaries is that this is simply the starting for the notorious brand. Small scale is arranging a wave of twist off models, including a handy 5-entryway that makes its introduction not long from now. So don’t be astonished if the MINI example of overcoming adversity moves on into 2015.

The Skoda Citigo is the 2014 Auto Express City Car of the Year

The exceptional Skoda Citigo is truly on a move, with a cap trap of city auto honors to its name. Regardless of how hard opponents have attempted, they’ve neglected to thump the Skoda off the top spot. So what makes this engaging little auto so persisting?

Skoda CitigoAs its name proposes, the Citigo takes to the packed urban wilderness like a duck to water. Minimized measurements, amazing perceivability and an excited three-barrel motor help you benefit as much as possible from crevices in the activity and stop in tight spots.

What’s sudden is the Skoda’s capacity to take longer travels in its stride. The nippy 1.0-liter motor is smooth and refined on the motorway, the lodge is decently protected from wind and street commotion and the ride is supple.

Additionally having impact are the incredible driving position and comfortable seats, permitting you to land at your end free of a throbbing painfulness. An alternate shock is the Citigo’s family-accommodating adaptability. Yes it’s a strict 4-seater, yet there’s not too bad head and legroom for back travelers.

Practical, refined, savvy to run and great to drive, the Citigo demonstrates the best things come in little bundles.