An impressive view was accompanied by an important ceremony – the secondary completion of the elections "Lithuania of the Year 2019". Seven of the best cars were announced at the press conference and candidates for other nominations were announced. The final, which will reveal the winners of "Lietuvos metų automobilis 2019" and other nominations, will be held on November 29. in the evening
The following models (in alphabetical order) entered the "2019 Year of the Car of the Year": BMW X2, Ford Focus, Hyundai Kona EV, Kia Ceed, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Peugeot 508, Volkswagen Touareg.
Applicants – from the cheapest to the most expensive
Applicants for additional nominations (all also listed in alphabetical order):
Annual SUV: SsangYong Rexton, Suzuki Jim, Volkswagen Touareg.
For design: Jaguar I-Pace, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Peugeot 508.
Year of the steering wheel: Rock Bachiuks, Antanas Yukevicius, Vaidotas Hall.
Annual innovation: Hyundai Santa Fe, Jaguar I-Pace, Nissan LEAF.
The most secure brake on Nest: BMW X5, Dacia Duster, Suzuki Swift Sports.
Family car: Citroen Berlingo / Peugeot Rifter, Honda C-RV, Kia Ceed SW.
The most exciting car: BMW X2, Ford Focus, Suzuki Swift Sport.
Business class car: Audi A6, BMW X5, Volkswagen Touareg.
It is interesting that there were many different cars among the candidates for different nominations. For example, in a braking test where a fast car can be stopped, Dacia Duster (the cheapest base model model), the BMW X5 (the most expensive optional car) and a low-level Suzuki Swift Sport hatchback.
Before making a decision, there are many tests
Of the 33 cars selected for the best in different categories, it's not a simple thing. Therefore, the journalist commission composed of Linas Butkus, Ramunas Fetis, Renandas Gabartas, Mindaugas Grinius, Dainius Leonavicius, Vitoldas, Jurgis Palaitis, Dina Serginho, Ilona Steponene and Valdas Valiukevicius are supported by experts from various fields.
Most of the cars presented at the election this year have also been tried by a suspension specialist. Dynamic speaker Domas Zinkevicius, designer Thomas Jankauskas, telecommunications technology specialist for telecommunication technologies, scientists from Technical University Vilnius Gediminas (VGTU) at the Toyota plant in Sweden, Autoplius experts and other specialists from different fields.
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The cars themselves were tested on the Peak Point platform, a braking test, tests on autonomous braking systems, a test for acceleration, the Labor Market Training Center Panevėžys on the ski slopes, and the main test camp was held in Druskininkai, where they gathered all members of the commission, and several days later one after another trying on all election cars.
The characteristics of the car's control, acceleration and comfort are largely influenced by fuel and tires. When choosing the "2019 Year of the Car of the Year 2019", the impact of these criteria is minimal, since all participants have one winter tire manufacturer Continental and their tanks are filled with Neste fuel.