The shortlist for the 2023 Car of the Year award has been determined. A jury of over 60 members representing several European countries selected seven vehicles from a long list of 27 entries.
Interestingly, all finalists have some form of electrification, if not fully electric.
Here are the 2023 Car of the Year finalists: Jeep Avenger, Kia Niro, Nissan Ariya, Peugeot 408, Renault Austral, Subaru Solterra/Toyota bZ4X and Volkswagen ID. buzz.
The 2023 Car of the Year winner follows Kia's historic win in 2022.
The Kia EV6 was named “Car of the Year 2022”, a title that a South Korean automaker won for the first time.
The vehicle scored 279 points and 12 individual votes after a tough fight with the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5, the EV6 cousin of the same Korean car group, came in third.
“Car of the Year” award
The jury is made up of leading automotive journalists from across Europe.
The purpose of the award is to find a single decisive winner, there are no categories, subgroups or class winners.
In 2022, the “Car of the Year” jury was made up of 61 members representing 23 European countries.
The representativeness of each country is proportional to the size of the country's automobile market and its importance in automobile production.
France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain each have six members, other countries have fewer representatives.
The final vote will take place in early January. This round will determine the winner of the 2023 Car of the Year Award, which will be announced at a ceremony at the 100th Brussels Motor Show on January 13, 2023.