WINNERS: CAR OF THE YEAR 2014

Executive Sedan of the Year 2014 Singapore: Audi A3 sedan

Editor's choice: Audi A3 sedan     Voter's choice: Audi A3 sedan

In a segment where consumers are especially sensitive to price, quality and efficiency, the Executive sedan market is a hotly contested one. Traditionally a civil war venue for the Germans, this year sees an unlikely mix of the Audi A3 Sedan, Kia Optima K5 and Volvo S60 D2.

While the Kia offers a significant equipment list, it however loses out in build quality to the likes of Volvo and Audi. Our Editorial team however was impressed with the Audi A3 Sedan. And it's not hard to see why.

Audi is the only one to have a sedan under the Cat A COE market with the humble 1.4-litre TFSI variant. At 122bhp, the A3 sedan just slips under the 130bhp COE cap to penetrate the market solo with its highly efficient power plant and improved build quality over the other nominees.

While the Volvo S60 D2 is superior in its efficiency, it unfortunately doesn't gather as much votes as the Audi A3 Sedan which captured 51% of the votes to secure its win in this segment.

Executive Sedan of the Year 2014 Nominees:

Audi A3 Sedan
Audi A3 Sedan
Kia Optima K5
Kia Optima K5
Volvo S60 D2
Volvo S60 D2