Even if the star of Italian produce of vehicles â€“ new Fiat 500 â€“ was soon awarded many times, this doesnâ€™t mean that only it brings prizes in for the company. After it was awarded with the distinction of Car of the 2008, other two models from Fiat obtained important distinctions.
In Brasil, Fiat Grande Punte was chose as the Car of 2008 by 37 journalists from specialized press. This happy fact represents the marking of a turn into the auto brasilian industry. This way, Grande Punto obtained 235 points, comparative to Citroen C4 from III place with 208 points, Nissan Sentra with 152 points, Renault Logan with 146 and Chevrolet Vectra GT with 134 points.
Coming back to present, Fiat made to bring in Italy the AUTOUBEST 2008 award, the deserve coming to Linea model. The jury for this competition was made from journalists of 15 european countries, here including Ciprus, Greece, Poland, Romania, Russia and Turkey, proving that saloon of C segment has attraction for the public. First place had 850 points, and after Linea next was Kia Câ€™eed, Mazda, Skoda Fabia and Toyota Auris, each with 784, 705, 679 and 583 points.
AUTOBEST award is evaluated taking a look to over 13 elements, some of the being the design, comfort, economy of fuel, maneuverability and price.
This two distinctions obtained join the other prizes already at Fiatâ€™s home, â€œguiltyâ€ of this being Fiat 500: Car of the Year 2008, Auto Europa 2008, EuroCarBody 2007, Aut Trophy, Fifth Gear Car of the Year and Car of the Year. Also, we mention the fact that the same model was voted as the best city car at BBC competition Top Gear Awards.