Citro'n C3 voted 2003 World Car
Tuesday October 7, 2003
The Citro'n C3 has been voted 2003 World Car at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The prize is awarded to the vehicle judged as the best design for use around the world by a jury of prominent motoring journalists.
The award is based on criteria relating to intelligent technology, environmental compatibility and the ability to meet international safety standards. The vehicles are also assessed in terms of their design and production quality.
Having already been named the most beautiful small car in the world, the latest award proves that the Citro'n C3 is more than just a pretty face according to Miles Williams, General Manager for Citro'n in Australia: "Its good looks are backed up by real technological advantages, design integrity and real across the board ability. The Citro'n C3 is as good crossing the River Seine in Paris as it is crossing the Nullarbor Plain in Australia."
This is the third time Citro'n has claimed the World Car Award since it was created in 1991. The Xsara Picasso took the prize in Paris in 2000 and the C5 in Geneva in 2002.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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