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11European jury names 32 candidates for 2014 Car of the Year [UPDATE]

UPDATE: Hakan Matson, automotive editor at Sweden's Dagens industri and president of the European Car of the Year jury, tells Autoblog that the list originally published on the website was missing the new Mini Cooper, which has now been added to bring the list up to 32 candidates.

10Peugeot 308 nabs European Car of the Year laurels

Each year since 1964, an international jury of European journalists come together to name their Car of the Year. After identifying the candidates, they whittle the list down to the finalists announced in December and finally name the winner at the Geneva Motor Show. And that's just what they've done again this year, selecting the new Peugeot 308 as their 2014 Car of the Year.

35Candidates short-listed for 2014 European Car of the Year [w/poll]

Every year, an array of European car magazines get together to name their Car of the Year. The jury is made up of editors from Italy's Auto magazine, UK's Autocar, Spain's Autopista, Holland's Autovisie, France's L'Automobile, Germany's Stern and Sweden's Vi Bilägare. Together they identify 30 candidates for the award, then whittle it down to seven nominees before announcing the winner at the Geneva Motor Show.

AddFiat 500e named Road & Track's best electric car for 2013

Fiat will only be selling the Fiat 500e in limited numbers, but the little electric vehicle is making a big impact on some of the performance-car-journalism set. In fact, Road & Track is about to name the 500e its "Best Electric Car of 2013."

592014 Mazda6 earns Popular Mechanics' 'Car of the Year'

Ring one up for Mazda. The Japanese brand's midsize offering, the Mazda6, has been named Popular Mechanics' Car of the Year. The 6 received a comprehensive reworking for the 2014 model year that saw it adopt sleek, sexy sheet metal; a clean, logical interior; and powertrain technologies that allow it to net some of the best fuel economy available in a gas-powered, non-hybrid sedan.

171Cadillac CTS wins 2014 Motor Trend Car of the Year [w/videos]

For the second time, the Cadillac CTS has been named Motor Trend's Car of the Year. After winning the COTY crown for 2008, the new-for-2014 CTS outdid the other two finalists for Car of the Year honors, the Mazda3 and the Cadillac's corporate cousin, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

108Motor Trend debates 2013 Car of The Year, winner coming Monday

So just how do the automobile magazines select their Car of the Year awards? Pointing at the cars blindfolded? Divining rod? Tossing lawn darts? No, it's a little more complicated than that.

21Top 10 finalists announced for World Car of the Year, Chevy Volt left out

It's that time of the year again, kiddies, to name the best car in the world. The selections for the World Car Awards are made and award granted by an international panel of 66 automotive journalists, who have now announced their ten finalists.

55Motor Trend Car of the Year? The 2011 Chevrolet Volt [w/video]

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

20European jurists announce seven finalists for 2011 Car of the Year

While it may seem like every magazine worth its bar-code is clamoring to select its own Car of the Year, over in Europe things are a bit more civilized. Seven publications from seven different countries get together each year to nominate their collective Car of the Year, speaking in one united voice.

10Nissan Leaf vies for Europe's coveted 2011 Car of the Year award

The 41 contenders for Europe's 2011 Car of the Year award have been trimmed down to just seven finalists. The winner, to be selected by 59 of Europe's motoring press, will be announced on November 29th. For the first time ever, Europe's most coveted automotive accolade could go to vehicle that burns neither diesel nor gasoline, but one that relies upon juice from a lithium-ion battery pack as its sole source of giddy up. That electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf, will vie for the award against six

29Audi S4 named Esquire Car of the Year [w/video]

Esquire's 2010 COTY is the 2010 Audi S4 – Click above to watch video after the jump

6Ford Fusion wins Motor Trend Car of the Year award

2010 Ford Fusion Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery

117Ford Fusion wins Motor Trend Car of the Year award

2010 Ford Fusion Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery

132010 European Car of the Year nominees announced

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.

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