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The Volkswagen Polo (right) has shown a clean pair of heels in win Car of the Year contest (full report, Page 3), but there is plenty of p the other contenders, which include a big turn-out of European ca
SILVER — KIA SPORTAGE THE new Korean SUV was the surprise packet of COTY 2010 but only made the final field in the first place at the expense of the car from which it is cloned, the Hyundai ix35.
The Sportage edged the ix35 because it looks better, is priced cheaper and drives considerably nicer than its Korean rival — at least until Hyundai put its suspension crew to work on improvements for 2011. Once into the COTY field the Sportage impressed on almost every front. It’s the sort of family car that the majority of Australians now want, with solid performance, five-star safety, great value and a driving experience that’s a lot better than a clunky off-roader.
It could have done even better in a year when the Polo was not a runner and is a worthy runner-up against a car that dominated the judges’ votes.
BRONZE — SKODA SUPERBWAGON ANY car with a name like Superb needs t
The Czech wagon is cavernous inside, up on safety and ideal for family work. It touches — an umbrella tucked into the ba — that will bring people back and have th
A starting price of $40,990 makes the the fully loaded Elegance turbodiesel list
The only negatives for the Superb are still struggling for traction in Australia, e Volkswagen Group — and a driving exper class standard.