then two new models, and the worst is that one may be changing shortly. Small luxury cars have never really been big in the North American market except for the Mini brand, but still, it is nice to see some sort of luxury small car out there, even if it does not make sense. Take for instance the Volvo C30, one great looking car, but one overly expensive car, considering you can get a fully loaded Hyundai Genesis for just a bit more. But what the small luxury market does bring with it, is the knowledge that even luxury marks can build smaller.
Well even with the sale of Volvo and the purchase of Chrysler, it seems that both companies still have some small tricks up their sleeves. Its always great when you get to see how luxury companies make their mark with small segment automobiles, it’ll be nice to see how Mercedes and Audi do at making small cars next year, when they finally reveal their long-awaited A and B class cars as well as the A1.
Now when it comes to winners and losers, it’s really hard to say when you have two great cars like these. But if I had to make a decision based on my personal preference, it probably would have been the other way around. So, for 2010 the Volvo C30 wins the AutoLooks A+ award for its fast but sophisticated look. And with that it looks like the 2010 Alfa Romeo 149 wins the Rusty. Not for performing poorly, for being an alien in a human world.