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2011-10-04 09:50

THE WINNER?: Audi's new A6 executive sedan is one of the nominees for the title of 2012 European Car of the Year.

Thirty-five cars have been selected for the knock-out stages of the 2012 European Car of the Year contest with the winner to be announced at the 2012 Geneva auto show.

As in previous Eurocotys, contenders must be new vehicles available before the end of 2011 in five or more European countries and each worth 5000 annual sales.


As many as 59 journalists from 23 countries are expected to participate in two voting stages. A shortlist of seven nominees will be announced on January 9, 2012. The second round of voting will produce the winner, which will be made known on March 5, 2012, ahead of the Geneva show.

The winner of last year’s contest was the Nissan Leaf EV.

The 2012 European Car of the Year nominees are (click for Wheels24 information on the vehicles):

Audi A6
Audi Q3
BMW 1 Series
BMW 6 Series
Chevrolet Aveo
Chevrolet Orlando
Citroen DS4
Citroen DS5
Fiat Panda
Ford Focus
Honda Civic
Hyundai i40
Hyundai Veloster
Kia Picanto
Kia Rio
Lancia Ypsilon
Lexus GS
Mazda CX-5
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
Mercedes-Benz ML-Class
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Opel Ampera/Chevrolet Volt
Opel Zafira Tourer
Peugeot 508
Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4
Porsche 911
Ranger Rover Evoque
Renault Kangoo Z.E.
Renault Fluence Z.E.
Ssangyong Korando
Toyota Verso S/Subaru Trezia
Toyota Yaris
Volkswagen Beetle
Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen up!

Which car would get your vote?

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