Car of the Year 2021 Finalists Announced

The organisers of the European Car of the Year 2021 award have announced their seven finalists for this year's prize.

Car of the Year 2021 Finalists

The finalists are:

  • Citroen C4
  • Cupra Formentor
  • Fiat 500
  • Land Rover Defender
  • Skoda Octavia
  • Toyota Yaris
  • Volkswagen ID.3

The jury of 60 experts will now take part in the second round of voting that will determine the winner. The winner of the 2021 European Car of the Year will be announced on March 1st 2021. The winner will succeed in 2020’s Car of the Year, the Peugeot 208.

2021 Car of the Year contenders

A total of 29 cars were in the running for the 2021 prize. All models must be on sale now or before the end of 2021 in five or more European countries. The finalists included no less than four from Mercedes, the electric Polestar 2, two of Ford’s SUVs and the Volkswagen Golf along with its all-electric sibling the ID.3.

Here is the 2021 Car of the Year longlist in full:

  1. Audi A3
  2. BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe
  3. BMW 4 Series
  4. Citroen C4
  5. Cupra Formentor
  6. Dacia Sandero
  7. Fiat 500
  8. Ford Explorer
  9. Ford Kuga
  10. Honda e
  11. Honda Jazz
  12. Hyundai i10
  13. Hyundai i20
  14. Hyundai Tucson
  15. Kia Sorento
  16. Land Rover Defender
  17. Mazda MX-30
  18. Mercedes-Benz GLA
  19. Mercedes-Benz GLB
  20. Mercedes-Benz GLS
  21. Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  22. Peugeot 2008
  23. Polestar 2
  24. Seat Leon
  25. Skoda Octavia
  26. Toyota Mirai
  27. Toyota Yaris
  28. Volkswagen Golf
  29. Volkswagen ID.3

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