Seven Finalists Announced For Europe's 2015 Car of the Year

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
seven finalists announced for europes 2015 car of the year

After months of deliberation, Europe’s Car of the Year panel has narrowed down the field of 31 to seven finalists.

Autoblog reports the panel has chosen the following nominees for the 2015 Car of the Year:

  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
  • Citroën C4 Cactus
  • Ford Mondeo
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Nissan Qashqai
  • Renault Twingo
  • Volkswagen Passat

The winner will be announced during the 2015 Geneva Auto Show this coming March. Previous winners include the Peugeot 308, Volkswagen Golf and Opel Ampera, with the first title awarded 50 years ago to the 1964 Rover 2000.

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  • Sector 5 Sector 5 on Dec 17, 2014

    Rover P6 had a huge transmission hump and tiny trunk with jack & spare buried beneath. Collapsable steering column, all-wheel discs and passenger safety cage earned the title. Leyland quality ruined it. Best iteration was with small Buick V8. My monies on Cactus.

  • Hummer Hummer on Dec 17, 2014

    Looks like a list of the most boring cars of Europe. Why exactly is it "Europe's" car of the year? How does what's popular in the north most stretches of Norway, translate to the popularity of the cars in Southern Spain, Germany, or especially those in Eastern Europe?

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    • Banger Banger on Dec 18, 2014

      @Lorenzo "It doesn’t mean their choices are any better – in 2012 the E-COTY was the Chevy Volt." It beat the BMW i3 to the useful PHEV race by a handful of years and is probably has the highest owner satisfaction of any car GM has ever built. Granted, its mileage isn't spectacular once the pure EV range runs out, but the total picture is still pretty positive for the Volt, IMO. I don't see what would disqualify it from ECOTY status.

  • Bfisch81 Bfisch81 on Dec 17, 2014

    Is Smart still going to try and bring the TwinGo to the US?

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    • Banger Banger on Dec 17, 2014

      "Is Smart still going to try and bring the TwinGo to the US?" I wish they would. That might actually get me to check out a smart dealership. As it is, the fortwo is totally unrealistic for my needs. The forfour would be just practical enough to make me give it consideration. This is coming from a guy with one Nissan cube in the driveway who is thinking about adding a second cube to the family fleet, so we're totally cool with small cars. We just have to be able to haul four people on a regular basis.

  • Ceeceeurti Ceeceeurti on Dec 17, 2014

    So a Volkswagen in Los Angeles would be different than that of a european model?

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    • Mason Mason on Dec 18, 2014

      @Vulpine But they are still engineered by VAG with VAG components. I see more odds and end parts (switches, engine/trans parts, brake components, steering/suspension components) with the VAG emblem stamped than either of my F*RDS or Dodge,or any other "American" vehicle I've ever owned. Your guys argument is irrelevant. Of course they are built to different specs. That's no different than any vehicle that has the same model available in different countries.