WINNERS: CAR OF THE YEAR 2014

Premium Hatchback of the Year 2014 Singapore: Lexus CT200h

Editor's choice: Lexus CT200h     Voter's choice: Lexus CT200h

It was a head to head fight between these unlikeliest of contenders but in the end the Lexus managed to just edge ahead of the Mini. Although touted as the entry-level Lexus, the CT200h is anything but entry-level. Everything we loved about the brand is faithfully replicated here albeit in a smaller package.

And like the new range of Lexus models, the CT200h is just as dynamic as it is luxurious. The Mini Cooper S isn't far behind in the polls either. Losing by a hair's breadth of just 20 votes, it is still our favourite for that 'go kart handling' but isn't quite as accomplished in its comfort level as the Lexus.

Premium Hatchback of the Year 2014 Nominees:

Lexus CT200h
Lexus CT200h
Mini Cooper 1.5
Mini Cooper 1.5