Never mind the Oscars, today is ECotY time.
As is now a Driven to Write tradition, roving reporter Robertas Parazitas reports live from Geneva at the 2018 Car of the Year awards.
14.04 PM CET: The good bit – as we wait there’s footage of past winners with accompanying soundtrack. Some great cars; BMC 1800, Renault 16, Ro80, proper Citroëns. It’s the same every year, even down to the Chrysler Sunbeam mis-labelled as a Horizon.
14.20 PM CET: Ibiza doing rather well. Volvo catching up. So far Volvo, Seat, BMW…
14.21 PM CET: Volvo going to wipe the floor.
14.22 PM CET: Stinger could manage third.
14.25 PM CET: UK puts BMW first, Volvo second.
It’s the XC40 by 83 points! Hakan Samuelsson takes the stage…
14.41 PM CET: Hakan Samuelsson is a jubilant as a reserved Swede can be. A good result for the whole Volvo renaissance.
The results of the jury were as follows…
Good result for Kia, another slap in the face for Big Reidland and Sergio.