Alfa Romeo 4C honoured with two major awards

Not content with scooping the ‘Most Beautiful Car of the Year 2013’ title at the 29th International Automobile Festival in France, the sports car also took the another accolade in Germany.

The Alfa Romeo 4C topped the ‘Importers’ sports car category in the Auto Motor und Sport ‘Best Cars 2014’ awards. Both of the major international awards were decided by a public vote, showing just how eagerly-anticipated the model is.

In the process of claiming the ‘Most Beautiful Car of the Year 2013’, Alfa’s anticipated model claimed a whopping 40.70 per cent of the votes in a worldwide survey. The sports car easily held off competition from the BMW 4-Series, Mercedes-Benz CLA and Mazda3.

The International Automobile Festival recognises "creativity in automotive design", with the French award showing just how popular the Alfa Romeo 4C is.

This is not the first time that an Alfa model has won the ‘Most Beautiful Car of the Year’ award, with the Alfa 164 taking the inaugural title back in 1988, the Alfa Brera scooping it in 2005 and the company recording another success in 2008 with the MiTo.

Over in Germany, reads of the prestigious motoring magazine ‘Auto, Motor und Sport’ voted the 4C as the best imported sports car in its ‘Best Cars 2014’ awards.

The Alfa 4C finished ahead of 28 considerably more expensive models from specialist sports car manufacturers to claim the award.

Over 115,000 readers of the German magazine chose Alfa Romeo’s all-new model as the most exciting, imported sports car of the year, with two other Alfa models ranking highly.

The Alfa Romeo MiTo came second in the ‘hatchback’ segment of the awards, while the company’s stylish Giulietta took third place among the ‘compacts’.

Collecting both awards on consecutive days in Paris and Stuttgart was Louis Carl Vignon, Head of Alfa Romeo for the EMEA region.

Joining Vignon in French was Alfa’s Head of Design, Marco Tencone, along with Allessandro Maccolini (Head of External Design Alfa Romeo), Maurizio Zuares (CEO of Fiat France) and Sebastien Perrais (Alfa Romeo brand Director in France).

The two major international awards will sit in the Alfa Romeo 4C’s trophy cabinet along with FHM Magazine’s ‘Car of the Year 2013’ and further accolades from France and Germany.