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European Car Of The Year

  • 2016 Opel Astra leaked - Image via CarPassion

    During the hustle and bustle of last week’s Geneva Motor Show, organizers of the European Car of the Year awards named the latest Opel Astra the winner for 2016. This bodes well for cars in the United States as the underlying platform of the Astra, General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] D2XX platform, is found in latest versions of the Chevrolet Cruze and Volt and is also destined for the next Buick Verano. A team of 58 jurors, made up mostly of automotive journalists and representing 22 European countries, awarded the Astra a total of 309 points versus 294 for the Volvo XC90 and 202...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Passat (European-spec)
    Volkswagen Passat Named 2015 European Car Of The Year

    The 2015 European Car of the Year winner is the Volkswagen Passat, with the stylish sedan and wagon beating out some very lame competition in the final round of voting, such as BMW’s unsightly 2-Series Active Tourer, the Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] Mondeo (which is actually just a...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Passat (European-spec)
    2015 European Car Of The Year Finalists Announced

    In just a few weeks, we’ll see the winners of the 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards announced at the Detroit Auto Show but over in Europe a separate awards event, one just as prestigious, is in the planning. We are, of course, talking about the 2015 European Car of the Year...

  • 2016 Audi TT
    2015 European Car Of The Year Nominees Announced

    The title of European Car of the Year is one all manufacturers selling in Europe want to win, and there's sure to be hot debate over 2015's victor now the nominations list has been revealed in full. ALSO SEE: 2016 Acura NSX Burns To The Ground During 'Ring Testing To be eligible, a vehicle has to...

  • 2014 Peugeot 308
    Peugeot 308 Named 2014 European Car Of The Year

    The Peugeot 308 compact has picked up top honors in the 2014 European Car of the Year awards, managing to edge out the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Tesla Model S in the hotly-contested award. The results were announced at a satellite event for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, which kicks off...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (S500)
    2014 European Car Of The Year Finalists Announced

    While the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards as well as the World and Performance Car of the Year awards tend to receive the most attention here in the U.S., the European Car of the Year award also has a great deal of significance, particularly because so many automakers are based in...

  • 2014 Volkswagen Golf (European spec)

    The yet-to-be-launched-in-the-states MkVII Volkswagen Golf has picked up the prestigious European Car of the Year title in 2013.

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
    2013 European Car Of The Year Finalists Announced

    With the U.S. getting ready to celebrate its own car and truck of the year awards at next month’s 2013 Detroit Auto Show, over in Europe a separate award for the car of the year is being played out, and today the list of finalists has been revealed. Out of an original field of 35 contenders...

  • 2013 Audi A3 Hatchback leaked images
    2013 European Car Of The Year Nominees Announced

    For the past two years running, electric cars have taken top honors for European Car of the year. In 2001, it was the Nissan Leaf that edged out challengers like the Jaguar XJ and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which finished in a respectable second place. Last year, it was the Opel Ampera that brought...

  • Opel Ampera
    Opel Ampera (Chevy Volt) Voted 2012 European Car Of The Year

    The Chevrolet Volt’s European cousin, the Opel Ampera, has been picked as the winner in the annual European Car of the Year awards, edging out other strong candidates such as the Volkswagen up! and Ford Focus. The latest title sees the Volt’s number of international awards continue to...

  • 2010 Volkswagen Polo
    2010 European Car Of The Year Field Narrowed To 7 Cars

    Europe's Car Of The Year crowns some of the top vehicles in the world each year.

  • 2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo
    Candidates For 2010 Car Of The Year Awards Announced

    Europe’s annual Car of the Year awards is on again and the candidates for the 2010 title have been revealed. As expected, this year’s field includes everything from fuel-efficient minicars to big and brawny luxury saloons and as always some of the choices will be considered quite...

  • 2009 Opel Insignia

    The 2009 European Car of the Year has been announced, and in the very closest of contests the Opel (Vauxhall) Insignia has taken out the top spot with 321 points, marking a very important victory for General Motors. The Insignia edged out the Ford Fiesta by a single point, while the Volkswagen Golf took third place with 223 points. The Insignia is the first Opel to win in 22 years but GM’s European division has been runner-up four times, with the compact Opel Corsa losing out to the Ford S-Max by just two points back in 2007. Ford on other hand has won the award five times but this time...

  • 2008 European Car of the Year finalists announced
    2008 European Car Of The Year Finalists Announced

    A couple of months ago we reported on the European Car of the Year award, which is run by a panel of journalists from various publications across the continent. Having filtered through the initial 32 contenders, the final seven most impressive cars of the year have finally been announced. Making...

  • European Car Of The Year 2008 contenders announced
    European Car Of The Year 2008 Contenders Announced

    Contestants for this year’s European Car Of The Year awards have been announced, with this year’s field comprising 32 entrants from around the world. Last year’s comp saw Ford’s S-Max MPV take top honors, edging out the Opel Corsa and Citroen’s Picasso. This...

  • Ford S-Max
    Ford S-Max Awarded Car Of The Year 2007

    Ford’s S-Max was picked as the 'Car of the Year 2007' by a panel of 58 of Europe’s top motoring journalists, beating out Citroën’s C4 Picasso, Fiat’s Grande Punto and the Volvo C30 hatch among others. The result is reflected in the success the S-Max has been...

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