Car of the Year 2018

Car of the Year 2018

Our winner is announced!
Car of the Year 2018

Oneshift Car of the Year 2018

2018 has been a challenging year for car dealerships here. The Vehicle Emissions Scheme (VES) implemented, has become a huge determining factor for what cars dealers should sell. Singapore’s unique prioritisation of its air quality means that car models which have originally scored well with the old CEVS, may have now been priced out competitively, due to the new VES penalty.
The year also sees a greater emphasis placed on greener vehicles, with notable efforts by different manufacturers to show-off their efforts to make the world a better place.
Back to what really is important to us... we have tested close to 80 cars over the course of the year, enjoying the plush riding qualities of some, while taking some others to their very engineering limits to find out what really makes them great. All this, so that you are in the know of which car is the best in its class!
Car of the Year 2018 Judging Criteria

Judging Criteria

So which car is good enough to go into the nomination list? We will score each of the nominees based on the criteria below, and the car that gets the most points cumulatively will win the title for each category. Amongst these winners will come the one particular car that shall be crowned Car of the Year, a title that doesn't come easy; but through rigorous scrutiny and scoring. A total of 17 categories have been selected this year, with each body type or function and market positioning that is closest to the manufacturer's intention being used to slot the cars into the categories. An important criterion for selection to ensure relevance and fairness was that we only picked cars launched or facelifted in 2018.
Design & Build Quality

Would you take a second look, and keep looking?

Is it well put together; does it have quality materials; has it got a solidly built feel?


Is it fun to drive?

Does it have enough punch?


How well does it ride?

Does it feel cramped inside?


Does it have enough spoils to please the user?

Are there any cool features that standout from the competition?

Is it easy to use the various gizmos and systems on the car?


Are there many and well-sized storage spaces?

How do the rear seats fold down?

Is the trunk big enough for an average family?