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:

Audi e-tron
BMW 1 Series
BMW Z4
BMW X6
BMW X7
DS3 Crossback
Ferrari F8 Tributo
Ford Puma
Kia e-Soul
Mazda3
Mazda CX-30
Mercedes-Benz CLA
Mercedes-Benz EQC
Mercedes-Benz GLB
Mercedes-Benz GLS
Nissan Juke
Opel Corsa
Peugeot 208
Porsche 911
Porsche Taycan
Range Rover Evoque
Renault Captur
Renault Clio
Renault Zoe
Škoda Kamiq
Škoda Scala
Ssangyong Korando
Subaru Forester
Tesla Model 3
Toyota Camry
Toyota Corolla
Toyota RAV4
Toyota GR Supra
Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen T-Cross