Isn't it nice when everyone gets along? Every year, rather than naming their own selection, several of the largest automotive publications in Europe get together and pick their Car of the Year. A list is compiled of all eligible
nominees, then the list is narrowed down to a handful (usually seven or eight) finalists before the single winner is announced.
The panel, which is composed of 59 judges from 23 different countries across Europe (including six representatives each from France, Great Britain, Italy and Spain), will announce the winner in Paris on November 17. Previous winners include the Fiat 500, Ford S-Max, Renault Clio and Toyota Prius. The organization has now releaved their list of 38 contenders; among those nominated are the Alfa MiTo, Audi Q5, Ford Fiesta, Honda Accord, Jaguar XF and Volkswagen Scirocco. Follow the jump for the full roster.
NOMINEES FOR 2009 CAR OF THE YEAR
Alfa Romeo MiTo
BMW series 7
Chrysler Grand Voyager
Citroën Berlingo / Peugeot Partner
Opel Agila / Suzuki Splash
Toyota Land Cruiser 200