The Renault Arkana wins the ABC Award for Best Car of the Year 2022


At the 50th edition of the award, Hyundai Tucson and Audi Q4 e-tron took second and third place respectively

The Renault Arkana has become
in the newly crowned winner of the 2022 ABC Award for Best Car of the Year, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Renault model thus joins a long list of successful models that curiously enough also started in 1972 with the Renault 5, winner of the first edition.

The Arkana is imposed on a list of twelve candidates.The final result is the sum of the votes awarded by the professional jury, consisting of 36 journalists specializing in motorcycle information, with a weight of 70%, ABC’s ‘premium’ subscribers and readers, whose votes have had a weight of 25% of the total, and ABC readers, weighing 5% of the total.

After counting, the
renault arcana obtained 16.52% of the vote, followed in second place by
Hyundai Tucson (13.22%), and for the
Audi Q4 etron, with 11.87% of the vote. A total of 12 candidates were eligible for the prize this edition.

The following positions correspond to the
Ford Mustang Mach-e (8.30%),
Seat Aaron (7.14%),
Citroen C4 (6.89%),
VW ID.4 (6.64%),
Toyota Yaris Cross (6.48%),
Kia Sorento (6.30%),
nissan qashqai (6.29%),
Opel Mug (5.21%), and
Mazda MX30 (5.14%).

With the new Arkana, Renault presents a new generation SUV in coupé style, equipped with
a strong hybrid personality, both in style and in engines. It is available with a 1.3 TCe engine with micro-hybrid technology and an additional 12V battery in a 140 hp version, and with a 145 hp hybrid E-Tech engine.

Inside it stands out
a central screen of 7 or 9.3 inches (depending on finish)intuitive and easily accessible, as well as the level of habitability, especially in the rear seat with its 211 mm knee room, the widest in its category, and the load capacity of the trunk: 513 liters (480 in the hybrid version) with repair kit.

ENGINE: Mild Hybrid petrol and hybrid of 140 and 143 CV

CONSUMPTION: from 4.8 l/100 km

DIMENSIONS (LENGTH/WIDTH/HEIGHT): 4.56/1.82/1.57 meters

TRUNK: from 513 to 1,269 litres

PRICE: from € 25,047

Likewise, the Arkana includes state-of-the-art driver aids
which has earned it Euro NCAP 5 stars. Examples of these tools are the Road and Traffic Assistant, the recognition of signal panels, the blind spot warning, the involuntary lane change warning and the path maintenance assistant, which ensure safer and quieter driving. It also has an active emergency braking function for pedestrians and cyclists. It is for sale from 25,047 euros.

The ABC Award for Best Car of the Year
In this edition he celebrates half a century of automotive history. During this time it has left 51 vehicles (only one edition was a draw and therefore two winners) that enjoyed the favor of the specialist journalists who are part of the jury, as well as ABC readers and the buyers, who are the ones who will ultimately be of making a car a bestseller.

The award was born in 1972, when ABC created the award through its weekly Mundomóvil section, dedicated to the motorcycle world and the first of its kind to be published in a national newspaper.

To form the jury from the start, specialized journalists from newspapers and magazines were included in the automotive world.

In the investigation
ABC reserved the organization, coordination and counting of the voteswhile ensuring full transparency in the process.

In the first edition, neither the number of specialized or general motorcycle information publications nor news were numerous.

The jury that voted to choose
the best car of the year 1973 It consisted of thirteen journalists – seven from car magazines and the rest from newspapers and general information magazines – and only five models competed. The winner of the first edition was the Renault 5.

Source: La Verdad


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