Peugeot 308 named “Car of the Year 2014”



In the eve of the 84th Geneva International Motor Show, the Peugeot 308 was named “Car of the Year 2014” on Monday by automobile journalists of seven magazines from 22 countries.

After having been evaluated against the criteria of innovation, quality, value for money and design, Peugeot 308 was voted as winner by the Car of the Year Committee composed of 58 members with 307 points against other six finalists, ahead of two electric cars BMW i3 with 223 points and Tesla S with 216 points.

As in normal practice, all the seven nominees for the award were chosen by the committee from 30 new models launched on the market during the course of 2013 and having sold a minimum of 5,000 units during the year.

Last year, the Volkswagen Golf VII won the trophy, being named as “Car of the Year 2013”.

The 84th Geneva Motor Show will open to media on Tuesday and Wednesday before opening to the public from March 6 to 16.


  1. There is a moral crisis at Tesla. Tesla needs to improve safety

    The fact is Teslas are a fire & EXPLOSION hazard. Safety is not a top priority for Tesla.

    3 Tesla traction batteries have caught fire. 2 Tesla traction batteries caught on fire after only running over road debris. 1 Tesla caught on fire & EXPLODED after an accident in Mexico.

    Allegedly the fire department said a Tesla model S. was the source of a garage fire in Toronto. At this time the specific cause is unknown. The traction battery and charger isn't thought to be the cause.

    In the garage fire in orange county California a Tesla model S. charger connection is suspected by the fire department.

    Tesla Motors model S. charge connections have been overheating, melting and burning for about a year possibly longer, yet Tesla Motors has not resolve the problems. Since Tesla Motors did not resolve the problems, people went to the media and government. With pressure from the media and NHTSA Tesla finally issued a recall for about 30,000 model s. to replace the adapters new adapters with a thermal fuse. The thermal fuse is a step in the right direction, but there still seems to be an underlining fire hazard, since some of Tesla connectors don't seem to be sufficient to carry the current for an extended time. Tesla Motors issued a software update and touted it a "fix". The so-called "fix" did not work, charge connectors have continued to overheat, melt and burn. Though Tesla (Elon Musk) promised that the adapters would be mailed within two weeks, over a month later customers still have not received the replacement adapters with the thermal fuse. Almost all Teslas are under recall and are a fire hazard. Some customers claim under some circumstances the so-called "fix" can increase current and fire hazard when a fault is detected. The so-called "fix" seems to have a glitch that sometimes is a fire hazard.

    I think Tesla Motors recklessly located the lithium traction battery too close to the ground without enough protection.

    Tesla Motors is lagging behind in technology. Tesla Motors is reactive instead of proactive.

    Tesla Motors and Tesla fan boys are hostile toward safety advocates, critics and skeptics. Tesla and Tesla fan boys are bullies, slanderers & liars. Tesla Motors and Tesla fan boys resort to intimidation and censorship to suppress criticism, skepticism of the truth. Tesla fan boys are hatemongers. Tesla fan boys shill for Tesla.

    Regretfully for the most part the media has been shilling for Tesla Motors. The media needs to hold Tesla Motors accountable. The media needs to scrutinize and investigate Tesla.

    • A sheet of Kevlar under the vehicle to protect the low hung batteries might work out well.

      The raw cost for the Kevlar sheet (6 feet by 8 feet by 1/2 inch thick) would be about $25 to $30. Not much to pay for fire protection.

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