The Nominees for Car of the Year 2014

Family Sedan

Honda City
Honda City
The new Honda City is less lumpy-looking and a great deal better than its predecessor. A car that will outperform your expectations. 
Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra
The Elantra is a strong performer and a favourite in this segment, delivering good value in a well-rounded package. 
Nissan Sylphy SSS
Nissan Sylphy SSS
The Sylphy SSS is an unassumingly fast family sedan for the sensible and cost-conscious family man in a hurry. 
Toyota Corolla Altis
Toyota Corolla Altis
The new Corolla is not like the Corollas of the past, now with a fresh design and good driving dynamics. Both characteristics unheard of from a Corolla for ages. 

Executive Sedan

Audi A3 Sedan
Audi A3 Sedan
An accomplished premium family sedan in Cat A COE, it is also a very well-polished car that excels in being a premium car for less money. 
Kia Optima K5
Kia Optima K5
It's a car that's great value for money. Lots of kit, decent dynnamics, and lots of space. A very sensible car. 
Volvo S60 D2
Volvo S60 D2
The S60 D2 has a remarkably efficient engine and sexy looks. Cat A COE means competitve prices. A very alluring Scandinavian. 

Premium Executive Sedan

BMW 320 Efficient Dynamics
BMW 320 Efficient Dynamics
Delivering both light-footed performance, great fuel economy, and a great handling car in a single package, the BMW 320 ED is attractively packaged. 
Hyundai Genesis
Hyundai Genesis
The Genesis is perhaps a showpiece for Hyundai to proof the brand is very much capable of going beyond run of the mill econoboxes. 
Infiniti Q50
Infiniti Q50
A left-field executive sedan that delivers, the Q50 takes off from where the G37 left. And it has done a very good job indeed. 
Mercedes-Benz C200
Mercedes-Benz C200
With S-Class inspired design inside and out, the C-Class is an exceptional medium-sized executive sedan. 

Flagship Sedan

Audi A8L
Audi A8L
A very capable and well-engineered luxo-barge that has an outstanding interior to boot. The Audi A8L is a serious contender in this segment of the market. 
Mercedes-Benz S400
Mercedes-Benz S400
Some say it's the best car in the world, albeit at a price. We won't disagree. It's really that good. 

Hatchback

Chevrolet Spark
Chevrolet Spark
It's a basic city car that packs the qualities of larger cars in a small affordable package. 
Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta
Ford's favourite hatchback is back with a powerful turbocharged engine wound up for lots of driving fun!  
Honda Jazz
Honda Jazz
The Honda Jazz is more grown-up than before, but is also more versatile and better to drive. Is this hot favourite a class leader? 
Renault Clio RS
Renault Clio RS
The Clio RS is a firm favourite amongst enthusiasts, and the latest iteration is definitely worthy of its hype. 
Suzuki Solio
Suzuki Solio
The Solio is an honest and very capable family hatchback that makes use of its oblong design to maximise interior space. It's a charming little car. 
Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen Polo
Given a refresh for 2015 to keep it competitive in the face of new rivals such as the Ford Fiesta, the Polo is still the fun hatch we know and love. 

Premium Hatchback

Lexus CT200h
Lexus CT200h
It might be an 'entry' model for Lexus but it is still a Lexus in every way both inside and out.  
Mini Cooper 1.5
Mini Cooper 1.5
The new Mini Cooper now packs a turbocharged engine and is more grown up than before. Is it still the fun cheeky car that it once was? 

Hot Hatch

Audi S3
Audi S3
The Audi S3 Sportback is like the S3 Sedan, only a lot more practical. A very fine premium family hatchback. 
Mini Cooper S
Mini Cooper S
The Cooper S is bigger, better, and more grown-up. It still handles tidily, and is very well-performing hot hatch. 
Volkswagen Golf R
Volkswagen Golf R
Blisteringly quick car that's great fun when you're in the mood, and a safe, comfortable family hatch for the humdrum daily errands. 

Crossover

Peugeot 2008
Peugeot 2008
Peugeot’s tiny crossover makes a big impact with its elegant French design, and a fine interior to boot. 
Renault Captur
Renault Captur
The funky Renault Captur has charm in abundance, and with an economy figure that'll put most cars to shame. We find it hard not to like it!  

Premium Crossover

Citroen DS5
Citroen DS5
The DS5 boasts very refreshing space-age design both inside and out, and is well made too. A job well done from the folks at Citroen. 
Mercedes-Benz GLA 250
Mercedes-Benz GLA 250
Great to drive, handsome, and desriable compact utility vehicle-crossover, this might just be one of the best premium crossovers in the market. 
Volvo V40 D2 Cross Country
Volvo V40 D2 Cross Country
With a very efficient diesel engine under the hood, this stylish Scandinavian crossover makes a very compelling case for itself. 

MPV

BMW 2-Series ActiveTourer
BMW 2-Series ActiveTourer
Tbe BMW 2-Series ActiveTourer with its front-wheel drive drivetrain and boxy body is a BMW unlike any other. But will it be a successful gamble for BMW? 
Citroen Picasso
Citroen Picasso
The new Picasso's odd looks are undoubtedly interesting, but it also has a very versatile and stylish interior that the kids and adults alike will like. 
Honda Odyssey
Honda Odyssey
The new Honda Odyssey is no longer the sleek family MPV that it once was, but its new larger body means more versatility, space, and practicality. 
Nissan Elgrand
Nissan Elgrand
Very comfortable MPV that's as good at being an executive shuttle and a family people carrier. 
Peugeot 5008
Peugeot 5008
Mildly-refreshed, the 5008 now packs a diesel engine under the hood while the interior is an amalgamation of space, versatility, and practicality. 
Volkswagen Touran
Volkswagen Touran
With a diesel engine under the hood, the Touran makes for a very economical car that carries out its family duties with ease. 

Compact SUV

Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Tucson
More grown-up albeit less rugged-looking than the model it replaces, the Tucson is a family-friendly SUV 
Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Cherokee
With fresh new looks, a wallet-friendly engine, and a whopping nine-speed gearbox, the Cherokee is a very capable SUV that's also excellent for some off-road fun. 
Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Outlander
This value for money Japanese SUV blends off-road ability and 7-seats. 
Nissan X-trail
Nissan X-trail
With its flexible cabin and a wide dyanmic breadth of abilities, it is perhaps one of the best value-for-money 7-seater SUVs out there. 

SUV

Audi SQ5
Audi SQ5
Very fast but yet very understated, and coupled with the outstanding interior, the SQ5 is a great mile-munching SUV. 
BMW X4
BMW X4
Looking less awkward than the BMW X6, the BMW X4 aims to be a more driver-focused version of the X3. 
Lexus NX
Lexus NX
Lexus aims to reinvigorate the high end SUV market with their latest addition. A complete package of good looks and dynamic handling, the new NX is set to be the next big thing. 
Porsche Macan
Porsche Macan
One of the best premium compact SUVs around, it is a hoot to drive no matter the engine. All things considered, it's actually great value for money 
Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60
The XC60 may be slightly older than its competitors, but it still is a very worthy contender, especially with a recent mid-life refresh. 

Luxury SUV

BMW X5
BMW X5
The new and improved X5 is a fast family SUV that drives very well and is a great family car with abilities that impress. 
Range Rover Sport S/C
Range Rover Sport S/C
Brilliant on-road manners despite its bulk and great off-road performance, it also makes a good family car as well as a luxury shuttle. A true Swiss Knife for the roads. 

Cabriolet

Audi A3 Cabriolet
Audi A3 Cabriolet
The all-new A3 Cabriolet is now better than before, with a new interior and improved handling dynamics 
BMW 435i Cabriolet
BMW 435i Cabriolet
Now with a new name, has the 4 Series Cabriolet still got the magic that allowed its predecessor to be a sales success? 

Performance Car

Audi S3 Sedan
Audi S3 Sedan
The Audi S3 sedan is a brilliant package, combining outstanding road-holding with unassuming looks into a well-designed family sedan. 
Kia Koup
Kia Koup
A stylish and polished little coupe for not too much money. And it's a better car than you might think it is. 
Subaru WRX STI
Subaru WRX STI
The WRX STI is an excellent entertainer, boasting driver involvement in abundance. With the Mitsubishi Evolution heaving its last breaths, is the STI the new king of the hill? 

High Performance Car

Audi RS6
Audi RS6
The blend of ultimate practicality and power, the Audi RS6 is a technological and engineering masterpiece. One of the best Q cars on the road. 
Jaguar F-Type 5.0
Jaguar F-Type 5.0
The F-Type is one of the prettiest cars on the road. And is also one of the most fun too. A class act from Jaguar. 
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG
The CLA 45 AMG packs a lot of punch for a small sedan. The speed and the accompanying exhaust sountrack is truly addictive. 
Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG
Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG
Boasts the merits of the regular GLA, but with neck-breaking pace thanks to its manic engine.  

Supercar

Ferrari California
Ferrari California
Refreshed with a new turbocharged engine and revised looks, is the Ferrari Claifornia still a the top dog in the drop-top GT segment?  
Lamborghini Huracán
Lamborghini Huracán
The new Huracan has moved the supercar league goalposts further with its sheer ability to perform and provide an excess of drama, just like how a Lamborghini should. 
McLaren 650S
McLaren 650S
With a host of improvements made over the 12C, the 650S has raised the bar further, making it one of the best performance cars of the year. 

Greenest

BMW 320 Efficient Dynamics
BMW 320 Efficient Dynamics
Delivering both light-footed performance, great fuel economy, and a great handling car in a single package, the BMW 320 ED is attractively packaged. 
BMW i3
BMW i3
An electric car that has both the premium edge and great handling characteristics, and yet doesn't cost a bomb, the BMW i3 is unlike no other. 
Renault Captur
Renault Captur
The funky Renault Captur has charm in abundance, and is well-priced too. What's not to like? 
Volvo V40 D2 Cross Country
Volvo V40 D2 Cross Country
With a very efficient diesel engine under the hood, this stylish Scandinavian crossover makes a very compelling case for itself.