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Leaf makes Euro COTY shortlist

2010-11-03 12:06

TAKE A LEAF: The Leaf electric vehicle is one of seven cars to have made the 2011 European Car of the Year shortlist.

It's award season in the motoring world - the European Car of the Year shortlist follows the unveiling of the 2011 SA Car of the Year finalists in October 2010.

In yet another sign of the changing times, a 100% electric car has made the seven-car shortlist for European Car of the Year for the first time.

The Nissan Leaf, a pure electric car that goes on sale in the US and Japan from December 2010, and in Europe from early 2011, has made the prestigious list.

Competing alongside the Leaf are the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Citroen C3/DS3, Dacia Duster, Ford C-Max, Opel Meriva and Volvo S60/V60.

The European Car of the Year jury is made up of 59 motoring journalists from 23 countries who have to choose the most outstanding new car to go on sale in their markets in the past 12 months.

The winner will be announced on November 29, 2010.

Wheels24's own Alternative Car of the Year poll is live and you have the chance to vote and win. Just click here.

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