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2015-07-07 10:41

EURO CAR OF THE YEAR: The 2016 Euro Car of the Year sees 41 finalists. VW's eighth-generation Passat (Pictured here) won the 2015 title. Image: Volkswagen

LONDON, England - Even though we're still in 2015, judges have already chosen the 2016 European Car of the Year finalists. A total of 41 finalists will compete for the 2016 title.

The list will shrink by December 2015 with two more stages of voting; A shortlist will be published on December 1 ahead of the 'final seven' on December 2015.

The winner will be revealed at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show in February.


To be a contender a vehicle needs to be on sale in 2015 or at least by the end of the year. The list includes an great mix of vehicles from hatchbacks to sportcars.

Which car do think deserves the European Car of the Year award? Email us  and we'll publish your thoughts on Wheels24

2016 SA COTY

The 2016 South African Car of The Year (COTY) competition will commence with members of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) voting for finalists in September 2015, the announcement of the finalists will be made in October.

COTY evaluation days are scheduled for February 2016, ahead of the announcement of the winner at an awards banquet in March.

2016 European Car of the Year finalists:

1 Alfa Romeo Giulia
2 Audi A4
3 Audi Q7
4 Audi R8
5 BMW X1
6 BMW 7-Series
7 Ferrari 488 GTB
8 Fiat Aegea
9 Ford S-Max / Galaxy
10 Ford Edge
11 Ford Mustang
12 Honda Jazz
13 Honda HR-V
14 Hyundai Tucson
15 Infiniti Q30
16 Jaguar XE
17 Jaguar XF
18 Kia Optima
19 Kia Sorento
20 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
21 Mazda2
22 Mazda CX-3
23 Mazda MX-5
24 McLaren 570S
25 Mercedes-Benz GLC / GLC Coupe
26 Mercedes-Benz GLE / GLE Coupe
27 Mercedes-AMG GT
28 Opel Karl
29 Opel Astra
30 Renault Talisman
31 Renault Espace
32 Renault Kadjar
33 Ssangyong Tivoli
34 Subaru Levorg
35 Subaru Outback
36 Suzuki Vitara
37 Škoda Superb
38 Tesla Model X
39 Toyota Mirai
40 Volkswagen Touran
41 Volvo XC90

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