The Volkswagen Golf VI is one of the finalists for European Car of the Year 2009
The shortlist is in, and while there are some upsets, expect a couple of these cars to appear in the local Car of the Year selection, too.
The seven finalists for European Car of the Year 2009 are: Alfa Romeo MiTo, Citroën C5, Ford Fiesta, Opel/Vauxhall Insignia, Renault Mégane, Škoda Superb and Volkswagen Golf.
Apart from the Opel and Škoda, all models are sold in SA, or on there way here within the next 12 months.
The European Car of the Year is elected by 59 motoring journalists representing 23 European countries.
The final result will be announced on November 17.
Cars that did not make the shortlist:
BMW 7 Series
Chrysler Grand Voyager
Citroen Berlingo/Peugeot Partner
Citroen Nemo/Fiat Fiorino/Peugeot Bip
Opel Agila/Suzuki Splash
Toyota Land Cruiser 200