Frankfurt am Main / Zurich,
16 January 2013. Aston Martin is one of the most
popular car brands in Switzerland. This has been proven once more by the reader’s
choice award “Best Cars of 2013” of the automotive magazine “Auto Illustrierte”,
presented Wednesday evening in Zurich. This is a successful start to the British
sports car manufacturer’s anniversary year, having just started its centenary
celebrations on the 15th of January 2013.
The Aston Martin Vanquish is continuing its series of international awards, driving
ahead in the “Sports Cars” category to another victory. The Super GT of the British
luxury brand which has just been introduced to the market maintained its sovereignty
over a field of strong competitors.
The Aston Martin Rapide was also honoured in this year’s vote. Again, for the fourth
year running, the four door Aston Martin was chosen by the readers of “Auto
Illustrierte” as the winner of the category “Luxury Class” with a substantial lead over
the second and third place placements.
Jeffrey L. Scott, Managing Director of Aston Martin Lagonda of Europe, said at the
ceremony: “This double victory is a great gift for the one-hundredth year anniversary
which Aston Martin started celebrating yesterday. We are proud that Aston Martin is
so successfully established in Switzerland. Also in this special year ahead of us, we
will offer to our customers and fans of our marque exciting products and even more
thrilling events to join in.”
Aston Martin is represented in Switzerland by five dealerships in: Cadenazzo,
Geneva, Safenwil, St. Gallen and Zurich.
The readers’ vote “Best Cars” by the magazine “Auto Illustrierte” was held this year
for the 19th time. The voting selection was comprised out of 375 models in ten