The 2014 Good Design Awards - previously the Australian International Design Awards (AIDA) - has recognised four carmakers in its annual 'Selections' list.
The C4 was praised for its 12-inch touch screen, visibility, and an exterior design that “masks its true size”.
For Kia, the Pro_Cee’d GT also won a Good Design Award, declared “an elegant balance between beauty and aggression” by the judging panel.
The Pro_Cee’d GT arrived in Australia in March, marking the first time the model has been offered outside of Europe, with prices starting from $29,990 plus on-roads.
In 2014, the Range Rover Sport made the Good Design Awards Selections list but fell short of winning an award, with the judges saying the exterior design is “bold, progressive [and] assertive, powerful and muscular, hinting at the improved driving performance”.
Audi’s A3 Sedan arrived in local showrooms earlier this year. The German saloon also came close to winning a Good Design Award, but only got as close as the Selections list.
Besides its “sporty proportions with short overhangs, sharp creases and clean lines” the judges were also impressed with the Audi A3’s best-in-class ANCAP safety rating, with a score of 36.41 out of 37.
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