Car Of The Year 2013, Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

WINNERS: CAR OF THE YEAR 2013

Lexus IS300h

Hybrid Of The Year 2013 Singapore: Lexus IS300h

Hybrid

While we didnít see many launches for hybrids this year, we did have two very competent models in our nominees. The Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec not only has an efficient oil burner under the hood, its electric drive makes it one anemically frugal hybrid while retaining the same comfort and regal driving balance of its E-Class brethren.

Though hybrids arenít new to the Lexus brand, it is however the first time that it has been applied to the IS. Coupled with the electric drive train is the same capable IS track developed chassis that gives the car very competent handling. But more than that, the overwhelming votes that the IS attracted is probably due to the handsome elegant design.