Citroen DS3 Has Been Named Top Gear Magazine's Car Of The Year

Top Gear Magazine – not the television show - has just announced their Car of the Year. For 2011, the magazine didn’t pick anything electric like most of their competition, instead, Top Gear chose the Citroen DS3.

The magazine is a part of the very successful television show on the BBC, which also named the French hatchback the Car of the Year.

"DS3 has pulled off that heady mix of ability, excitement and affordability that's impossible to ignore. It walks so many fine lines so delicately and so comprehensively that it's hard to find a chink in the armour. The Top Gear Car of the Year is a small, thoughtful, affordable, stylish, fun little hatchback. It's the people's champion,” Top Gear editors wrote.

The DS3 had to fend off challenges from Jaguar, Bentley, Honda, Pagani and even Bugatti. Given the choice, it would be hard to imagine anybody picking the DS3 over a Bugatti, but it terms of sensibility, the DS3 obviously takes the cake.

Linda Jackson, Citroën UK's Managing Director, commented: "Considering the fierce competition, it is a fantastic achievement for DS3 to win the top accolade. DS3 has enjoyed a fantastic first year, winning the hearts and minds of both public and press. In just under 12 months on the road it's become the ‘must-have' model in its class."

The Top Gear Car of the Year issue is on sale now.

Reference - Top Gear Press Release

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