October 19, 2018


The jury of the European Autobest Award has published the 6 finalists from over 20 candidates. Citroën claims 2 finalist models within this prestigious competition: New Citroën Berlingo and New Citroën C4 Cactus. It is the first time that a manufacturer claims 2 models in final since the award was first created 18 years ago. The winner of the 2019 « Best Buy Car of Europe » will be announced on December 15th.

Since 2001, when the award was first created, Autobest has been electing each year the « Best Buy Car of Europe ».

New Citroën Berlingo and New Citroën C4 Cactus are among the 6 finalists for the 2019 “Best Buy Car of Europe”. Citroën is the 1st manufacturer to claim 2 models in final since the creation of the award in 2001.

The best-selling Citroën model in almost 17 countries in 2017, Berlingo is now the best-selling Citroën model after the C3. In Europe, it is the second best-selling leisure activity vehicle and remains top-three in its segment as an LCV. In total, since launch in 1996, more than 3.3 million units have been manufactured. This new generation, inspired by customers’ expectations, is a perfect illustration of the new signature “Inspired by You”. A multi-faceted vehicle, New Citroën Berlingo is an astute purchase for families and seniors for whom it is the ideal partner for their active lifestyles and who love its spaciousness and functionality.

With its unique personality, New C4 Cactus is the ultimate Ultra-Comfortable hatchback. This new hatchback marks a substantial upgrade for C4 Cactus, putting it in a new dimension in terms of technology and engine options while continuing to stand apart through its singular personality and comfort. The car’s styling is as bold and modern as ever while offering enhanced status. Inside, New C4 Cactus offers unrivaled comfort, immersing occupants in a true cocoon. Benefiting from the Citroën Advanced Comfort® programme, New C4 Cactus is the first model in Europe to feature Progressive Hydraulic Cushions™ (PHC) suspension, making the “magic carpet” effect generally accessible, and the first vehicle in the world to boast Advanced Comfort seats.

Submitted to the vote of 31 motoring journalists from 31 European countries, the finalists will be shortly assessed on the basis of 13 criteria, including value for money, design, comfort, and technology as well as services and spare parts availability in the distribution networks. Following the group tests, which will take place on November 27th & 28th, the car that will count the most votes will win this prestigious award.