The 35 candidates in the running for the 2020 European Car of the Year award have been announced, with the list interestingly including the yet-to-be-revealed Volkswagen Golf 8.
The rules of the competition state that all candidates must be “new vehicles on sale now or before year’s end in five or more European markets”.
The voting process comprises two stages. The first results in a shortlist of seven nominees, scheduled to be announced on 25 November 2019. The second round determines the overall winner to be revealed on 2 March 2020, the eve of the Geneva International Motor Show.
Jaguar's I-Pace won the award in 2019, narrowly beating the Alpine A110 in a tie-breaker. The Volvo XC40 claimed the gong in 2018, while the Peugeot 3008 took top honours in 2017. The Opel Astra triumphed in 2016, the Volkswagen Passat in 2015, the Peugeot 308 in 2014 and the Volkswagen Golf in 2013.
35 candidates for the 2020 European Car of the Year award:
BMW 1 Series
Ferrari F8 Tributo
Range Rover Evoque
Tesla Model 3
Toyota GR Supra
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