• Nov 5, 2009
You'd expect the European Car of the Year contest to be stacked mainly with European cars, of course, if not cars from around the world that are sold in Europe. But this year, the fight is being waged almost exclusively between European cars that we don't even get on this side of the Atlantic.

The candidates for the 2010 awards were announced back in June, but that's basically just a list of eligible vehicles. Now the panel of automotive journalists from across the old continent have picked their seven nominees among from which the final winner will be selected. Those up for the prize are the Citroen C3 Picasso, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Opel/Vauxhall Astra, Peugeot 3008, Skoda Yeti, Toyota iQ and Volkswagen Polo. The iQ is the only non-European product on stage, and the Mercedes the only car among the finalists even currently available in the North American market. That's definitely a bummer, but even without us, we expect the winner to be announced by the end of the month.

[Source: CaroftheYear.org]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd pick either the Astra or the E-Class. I'm not sure why any of the others are even on the list.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i hope the Yeti wins , it's not pretty , but it's a good, honest car and i think the name is fitting.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's tricky this year. My guess is Polo wins.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can Obama win this?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Of course! He's also the front runner for the Miss France title!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ rooster , you ignorant ! it's miss Kenya !
        • 5 Years Ago
        What about Mrs. Aloha?
      • 5 Years Ago
      My guess would be for the Volkswagen Polo. That's a small and fun car I guess.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Peugeot 3008? Really?
        • 5 Years Ago
        that made me also wondering, together with Yeti
      • 5 Years Ago
      The fact that the new E-Class probably won't win this award is why I have absolutely zero respect for the current state of European automotive trends. If you asked me to make a "Worst European Car of the Year" award, all six of the other comptetitors would be in the nomination pool. What a bunch of suck on wheels.
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