Both Italian sporty cars, Alfa Romeo Giulia and Abarth 595, have been chosen "Best Car 2017" in their respective import category in the readers voting of "auto motor und sport".
The readers of the renowned specialist magazine "auto, motor und sport"* have decided: For them the new Alfa Romeo Giulia is the best import vehicle in the middle class. This is a result of the election "Best Car 2017". In the 41st edition of the reader competition, 25.4 percent of the votes went to Alfa Romeo Giulia. Alfa Romeo Giulietta (second place import compact class) and Alfa Romeo Mito (third place import small car) complete the big success of the Italian brand with top positions in their respective categories.
Also the readers of "auto motor und sport" voted for the Abarth 595 as the best car in its segment. The Italian compact sports car was chosen by them as the winner of the "Best Car 2017" award in the import category of mini-cars. The Abarth 595 won the competition with 34.0 percent of all votes. In rank two, the readers chose a close relative of the Abarth 595, the Fiat 500.
The competition "Best Cars 2017" was conducted parallel by 21 magazines in 17 countries. A total of 378 new vehicle models were presented to the readers in eleven categories. In Germany, 123,719 votes were submitted at "auto, motor und sport".
Alfredo Altavilla, Chief Operating Officer EMEA of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles accepted both prices today during the award ceremony in Stuttgart.
Turin, January 26th 2017