Saturday , June 19 2021

Here are 13 finalists for the Swiss Car of the Year 2021

Audi A3

The most important Audi model will be present in its fourth edition. The bigger grille and wider shoulder line make it more massive. Inside are digital instruments, tissue and seat covers made from recycled PET bottles. The petrol and diesel engines with 150 hp each, the S3 with 310 hp provide propulsion. Other versions such as the light hybrid will follow. Price: from 36,400 francs.

Cupra Formentor

The Formentor of the Spanish Seat sports subsidiary Cupra is the first independent model from a fledgling brand – not just “just” the stronger Seat derivative. It started with 310 hp and 4×4 petrol engines, soon followed by a plug-in hybrid version with a system output of 245 hp and an electric range of 50 kilometers. Price: from 50,000 francs.

Kia e-Niro

The Korean Niro compact SUV is becoming even more versatile. After the two petrol hybrids, there is now a pure electric version with two power levels. With a smaller 39.2 kWh battery and 100 kW (136 hp) output, it has a range of 289 kilometers. The more powerful version with 150 kW (204 PS) can even cover 455 kilometers. Price: from 43,900 francs.

Land Rover Defender

The terrain icon returns. This year a new, stylish and angular edition begins. And it remains a real off-roader with 4×4 and off-road reduction. There are diesel and petrol engines with 200 to 400 hp. There are also options for the shorter three-door body (price: from 57,000 francs) or the longer five-door one (price: from 64,000 francs).

Mazda MX-30

The Japanese skipped the hybrid intermediate step in electrification and launched pure electric cars. The MX-30 is an elegant SUV with doors that open in the opposite direction. On the inside, there are eco-friendly surfaces made from recycled cork and PET. The electric motor has an output of 107 kW (145 hp) and the battery offers a range of 200 to 260 kilometers. Price: from 36,990 francs.

Mercedes hat

The outside is compact, the inside is spacious: this is Mercedes’s new GLB. The family SUV is only slightly smaller than the GLC and optionally offers seven seats. Typically on modern SUVs, it is only available in 4×4 upon request, but automatic is standard. Gasoline and diesel engines with 116 to 306 hp provide propulsion. A plug-in hybrid variant will follow later. Price: from 45,500 francs.

Opel Corsa-e

Flash the Opel logo fits right here. The sixth edition of the Corsa is also available with electric drive. The difference is almost imperceptible, but you can hear it. The electric motor with a power of 100 kW (136 PS) runs quietly. The 50 kWh battery is located on the underbody and provides a range of 337 kilometers. There are also LED Matrix lights which are still rarely found in small cars. Price: from 35,540 francs.

Polestar 2

The second model of the brand new electric from Volvo is the crossover sedan and the pure Stromer. Two electric motors deliver 300 kW (408 PS) and 660 Nm to all four wheels. In 4.2 seconds, the speed reaches 100 km / h and thereafter up to 205 km / h. The 78 kWh battery allows a range of 470 kilometers. Polestar uses Google’s Android as a multimedia system. Price: from 57,900 francs.

Renault Captur E-Tech

Now France is also electing their best-selling Captur. The popular city SUV is now also available as a plug-in hybrid version of E-Tech. It always starts electrically and with a 9.8 kWh battery it can travel up to 65 kilometers electrically. The hybrid drive develops 160 hp and 205 Nm. In hybrid mode, Captur E-Tech is satisfied with 1.7 liters. Price: from 38,100 francs.

Skoda Octavia Combi

The Czech station wagon rolled to success and became the best-selling car in Switzerland. To keep it that way, the fourth edition will be more elegant and digital in it. There is also a wide choice of propulsion systems: petrol, diesel, light and plug-in hybrids and natural gas with 110 to 245 hp in the sport’s most sporty RS. Only pure electro was lost (still). Price: from CHF 28,160.

Toyota Yaris

The new Toyota Yaris not only looks cool, it also drives it. It is also available as a gasoline engine with 72 to 125 hp. But the most popular among us is the hybrid variant, in which the 1.5 liter petrol engine and electric motor produce 116 hp. This sprint reaches 100 km / h in 9.7 seconds and up to 175 km / hr. Price: from 17,900 (gasoline) or 23,900 francs (hybrid).

VW Golf

He wants to continue to be the benchmark for everything in the compact class. With a slightly sharpened display, the eighth-generation Golf offers a completely new digital cockpit. The range of models, including the station wagon and Alltrack with 4×4, remains as large as ever. This also applies to various drives. There are petrol, diesel, light, and plug-in hybrids. Price: from 22,900 francs.

VW ID. 3

He will become the new Volksstromer and discover the new VW electric family ID. Minimized design and simple yet modern interior characterize its appearance. It is available with two batteries with a capacity of 58 or 77 kWh for distances of 425 or 539 kilometers. Currently, there is only one electric motor with an output of 150 kW (204 PS). Price: from 39,450 francs.

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