Peugeot 308 wins car of the year



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GENEVA (AP) - The family car Peugeot 308 has been voted car of the year by European automotive editors.

French automaker Peugeot's compact beat six other finalists _ including a pair of electric sports cars, the Tesla S and BMW i3 _ and a premium Mercedes S class for the award announced Monday, the eve of the Geneva Auto Show.

The Peugeot 308 is more compact than its predecessor, with a larger trunk and redesigned cockpit that includes a smaller steering wheel with the instruments placed above it.

Ray Hutton, past president of the car of the year jury, says European motoring journalists tend to prefer family cars that appeal to their readers over pricier models.

Hutton said the 308 was 'an extremely good Peugeot" with'a lot of nice detailing."

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