Car of the Year 2018

Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TSI Style

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It comes with umbrella holder in the front doors! how about that? The Kodiaq is able to ferry 7 around. The Czech brand has delivered a car with quality which rivals its German sister brand. It's 2.0 turbocharged engine puts power to all four wheels through a 7-speed DSG transmission, ensuring a sure-footed drive for the family. Its list of equipment and thoughtful touches like mechanical door protectors makes the Kodiaq quite the ideal workhorse for the occasional extended family.
Quality too is pretty high on the list, with very good fit and finish. We also like how the brand has been unapologetic about the use of inexpensive materials, but without the side effect of coming across as overall feeling cheap. In-fact, the Kodiaq does come across as a tad luxurious. Its 10-speaker Canton branded sound system produces rich sound within the cabin, and its infotainment unit is comprehensive, even featuring wireless charging for easier on-the-go charging.
Packaging is also one of the car’s strong points. With very good occupant space for front and middle row passengers. While the occasional +2 passengers actually have ample room.
Its 630 litres of cargo room with the last row folded down is already very generous, and with the middle row folded, you can even do the IKEA run without breaking a sweat, with 2,500 litres at your disposal. Skoda has also ensured proper storage for the Kodiaq’s cargo cover, keeping things neat and tidy.
With 320Nm of hauling ability from its turbocharged 2.0, the Kodiaq has enough puff to move the entire extended family, with cargo in-tow. These are just some of the many qualities of why the Skoda Kodiaq wins the prestigious Oneshfit Car of the Year 2018 award. But do not just take our word for it, go ahead together with your family, and take the car for a test drive!

Winner: Premium Suv

Lexus-RX-350
Lexus RX 350 L

A longer RX350 means it can carry more, and it does. Now able to do more with capacity for 7, the RX 350 L takes versatility up a few notches.

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Winner: Compact Premium Suv

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Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design

We love how Volvo went ahead boldly and upholstered their new compact SUV with an orange carpet. The XC40 is their first attempt at building a "real" compact-sized SUV, and it is daringly different!

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Winner: Compact Suv

SEAT-Ateca-Xcellence
SEAT Ateca Xcellence

From its edgy styling, its luxuriously appointed interior and its rigid MQB platform, the SEAT Ateca offers a great family car with an equally great soft roading experience. Its 1.4 litre turbocharged TSI engine powers all four wheels through a quick shifting 6-speed DSG transmission. The Ateca also boasts pretty sharp handling for its size.

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Winner: City-Chic SUV

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SEAT Arona FR

The SEAT Arona delivers well on build quality. Powered by a 1.0 3-cylinder turbocharged engine,and mated to a quick-shifting DSG transmission, the car is surprisingly nimble, while fuel economy is an excellent 20km/l. A stylish exterior also means that the car easily stands out from the crowd.

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Winner: Compact 7-Seater SUV

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Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TSI Style

It comes with umbrella holder in the front doors! how about that? The Kodiaq is able to ferry 7 around. The Czech brand has delivered a car with quality which rivals its German sister brand. It's 2.0 turbocharged engine puts power to all four wheels through a 7-speed DSG transmission, ensuring a sure-footed drive for the family. Its list of equipment and thoughtful touches like mechanical door protectors makes the Kodiaq quite the ideal workhorse for the occasional extended family.

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Winner: Compact Performance Hatch

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Renault Megane RS

Every now and again, Renault springs a surprise on us! The new Megane RS takes the hot hatch game quite a few good steps higher. The new car is the only one in its class to feature 4-wheel steering, which sharpens the car's handling greatly. its 1.8 litre turbocharged engine punches out an impressive 280bhp and 390 Nm of torque. Look out Golf GTi!

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Winner: Compact Hatch

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Volkswagen Golf Highline 1.4 TSI

When you combine a platform shared with the iconic Golf GTi, together with a fuel efficient 1.4 litre turbocharged engine and a quick-shifting 7-speed DSG transmission, you end up with a hatch, which delivers a slice of driver heaven. Practicality too has not taken a back seat, with a car that easily seats 4 in comfort.

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Winner: Subcompact Hatch

SEAT-Ibiza
SEAT Ibiza Style Plus

Light and nimble handling, good build quality and some nice levels of equipment. All the hallmarks which makes the SEAT Ibiza a very attractive buy! Its 1.0 turbocharged Volkswagen-sourced engine works well with its 7-speed DSG gearbox. With 200 Nm of torque on-tap, the tiny hatch does not feel at all sluggish.

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Winner: Compact Sedan

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Skoda Octavia Ambition 1.0 TSI Plus

When space is king, the Skoda Octavia offers up plenty of it, especially for those in the rear. Boot space is excellent, and in true Skoda practicality, the Octavia's boot lid opens up in liftback style, making it easier to load and unload. Its 1.0 turbocharged engine, together with a 7-speed DSG transmission offers easy-on-pocket day-to-day running cost, while delivering 200 Nm of people-moving torque. Ride comfort too is very good, with a generous amount of suspension travel.

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Winner: Compact Station Wagon

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Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.4 R-Line

All the good things that a 1.4 litre Golf Hatch brings... with even more utility! The Golf Variant offers an attractive utility vehicle for those who may need a family workhorse with more space. Like the Hatch, the Golf Variant offers sharp handling, a luxurious interior and very good build quality.

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Winner: Executive Performance SUV

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Porsche Cayenne S

Porsche's new Cayenne has got one of the prettiest dashboards in the business. Their large SUV is powered by a smooth-revving 3.0 V6 engine, which delivers 440 bhp and 550 Nm of torque. For the first time, Porsche Surface Coated Brakes are offered, with impressive stopping power, and as a side benefit, the brake rotors present an impressive mirror-like finish with prolonged use.

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Winner: Executive Performance Car

BMW-M5
BMW M5

BMW broke with tradition by introducing 4WD into the new M5, but if it is anything, it isn't anything sacrilegious at all. The new car does such a fine job of putting its power down onto the tarmac, and easily redefines the executive commute to and from the office... with a small detour to Sepang.

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Winner: Performance Coupe

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Porsche 911 Carrera T

Carrera T is built for the purist at heart. With Porsche's mad obsession of building sports cars with the heavy bit at the rear, the Carrera T feels balanced. The car has been further lightened by thinning of the windows and a reduction of insulation. Even the door pulls have been replaced by cords.

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Winner: Large Luxury Sedan

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Audi A8 L

Audi's flagship sedan stands toe-to-toe with its other German and Japanese counterparts. Loaded with tech and very impressive safety features, the new A8 also has a commanding road presence.

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Winner: Compact Electric Car

Renault-Zoe
Renault Zoe

With cheeky-looking face, the Renault Zoe is the French manufacturer's effort in making the world a little greener. Its small footprint and surprisingly good handling makes this quite a fun car to be in.

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Winner: Compact Executive Sedan

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Skoda Superb Laurin and Klement 2.0 TSI

We certainly appreciated the amount of thought that has gone into building the Skoda Superb. At almost 5 metres long, the Czech brand's flagship offers a massive boot, with a liftback style tailgate for easy access. A long wheelbase also means excellent legroom at the rear, which rivals cars larger than its class. Ride comfort too is hard to beat, with their Dynamic Chassis Control sorting the bumps on the road; and we can dare say, the Superb rides more comfortably than cars way above its class.

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Special Mentions

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Best Comeback
Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce

Alfa Romeo is back for real. The new Giulia features all the good things you would expect from the Italian brand. Ferrari engineers descended onto the company to help build a sub-supercar with four-doors. A longitudinally-mounted engine set a little backward from the front axle together with a rear-mounted transmission for better balance. Lightweight carbon fibre driveshafts are utilised to shave off a little more weight. The Giulia also makes all the right noises, while it delivers such a lovely drive.

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Best For Work & Play
Audi RS4 Avant 2.9 TFSI Qu Tiptronic

Audi has a thing for estate cars. Perhaps going a little left-of-field is actually a cool thing. We love how versatility meets performance. The RS 4 Avant is such a unique offering in its class. Powered by a 2.9 litre V6 and driving all four wheels, and capable of delivering your groceries after a day out at Sepang... who could ask for more!

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Thrill Seeker's Choice
SEAT Leon Cupra 290

Spanish manufacturer, SEAT went a little crazy with the power in their hot hatch. The Leon Cupra boasts 290 horses, and all of this is concentrated into the front wheels!

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Carouseller's Choice Award 2018

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Porsche 911 Carrera T

Carrera T is built for the purist at heart. With Porsche's mad obsession of building sports cars with the heavy bit at the rear, the Carrera T feels balanced. The car has been further lightened by thinning of the windows and a reduction of insulation. Even the door pulls have been replaced by cords.

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Carouseller's Choice Award 2018

Runner-Up
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Audi RS 5 Coupe

We love the styling exercise of Audi's RS 5 Coupe. With wider track and box-style wheel arches, we cannot help thinking about their legendary ur Quattro. Under the hood, the RS 5 Coupe is powered by a silky smooth 2.9 litre V6, and it is quite the Audi for the purist.

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