E in old acquaintances with a new face is starting again The top: 28.7 percent of auto motor und sport readers voted the face-lifted VW Multivan first in the 'Best Cars 2011' poll. But the popular all-rounder lost a few percentage points compared to the previous year.
New faces in the van class
In 2010 the T5 Multivan topped the vans ranking even more clearly with 35.8 percent. Minus 7.1 percentage points in the favor of auto motor und sport readers. The loss is more than compensated for by a second van from the company: The VW Sharan makes an enormous leap forward by five places with an increase of 17.6 percent. The second generation of the family van, which was newly introduced in 2010, is therefore a huge success in both senses of the word and now comes in second place in the readers' choice 'The Best Cars 2011' with 19.7 percent.
Like last year Year too, the Ford S-Max, which was facelifted in spring, occupies third place. However, it loses 1.9 percent of the readers' votes and comes to 9.1 percent in the final bill. In fourth place, as in the previous year, is the Mercedes Viano (9.2 percent, plus 0.4 percent). The Multivan competitor is on par with the VW Touran, which has slipped three places from second place in the previous year (13.5 percent).
The second generation of the Opel Meriva, which will be sold from June 2010, achieved 3.8 percent in the readers' poll 'The best cars of 2011' and was sixth ahead of Ford C-Max (3.1 percent ), Opel Zafira (2.0 percent and Ford Galaxy (1.9 percent). The fourth Volkswagen, the Caddy Life, completes the top ten. 1.6 percent of auto motor und sport readers voted it their favorite.
Young Spaniard leads the importers ranking
In the importers ranking, the new generation of the Seat Alhambra can take the lead, with the inexpensive VW Sharan brother holding his own with 17.7 percent Competitor at a distance. The Renault Espace came in second with twelve percent ahead of the Skoda Roomster (11.7 percent) and Chrysler Grand Voyager 7.1 percent). The Mazda 5 made a leap forward by four places. It gained 2.3 percent to 6.4 percent of the votes and was on par with the Peugeot 5008.
Among the importers, the Citroen C4 Picasso ( 5.2 percent), Renault Scenic (4.2 percent), Seat Altea /Freetrack(3.8 percent) and Toyota Verso (3.1 percent) the top ten.
The detailed results of the auto motor und sport readers' choice 'The Best Cars 2011' are available in our photo show.