Autocar Car Of The Year
Another possibility in the AMI NZ Autocar Car of the Year medium/large car category is Chrysler's second-generation 300C, sporting added refinement and luxury along with new drivetrains and a more polished look.
Euro design and engineering input combined well with traditional Hyundai strengths in the i40 wagon, and towards the end of the year, a comeback kid, MG, announced the first of its British-designed Chinese-built sedans, the MG6, based loosely on the MG-ZT of old.
Rounding out the medium sector is a trio of Toyotas, one an elongated example of the Prius, called the V, and a pair from Toyota Australia.
The Camry took some time to reach maturity, but this rounded, seventh-generation range compensates; even the hybrid isn't too bad to drive.
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