A total of 34 cars have made it to the list of 2013 Car of the Year awards in Europe. Each of these cars possess are special in their own sense, and are eligible for such a prestigious award. For eligibility, cars have to be launched in the past year, they should be available on sale in a minimum of 5 European countries, have projected annual sales of over 5,000 units and should be a new model and not an edition.
Final decisions will be taken by a jury consisting of 58 journalists from 22 European countries. Five member countries France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain have six members each and each member of the jury has 25 points to allot to five different cars while no single model can receive more than 10 points.
Car of the Year Awards are organized by Auto of Italy, Autocar of UK, Autopista of Spain, Autovisie of Netherlands, L’Automobile Magazine of France, Stern of Germany and Vi Bilagare of Sweden. The long list of 34 candidates for the 2013 Car of the Year awards will be downsized to seven cars from which a final winner will be chosen.
The list of nominees for 2013 COTY includes, Audi A3, BMW 3-Series, Chevrolet Malibu, Dacia Lodgy, Fiat 500L, Ford B-MAX, Honda CR-V, Hyundai i30, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Cee’d, Kia Optima, Lancia Flavia, Mazda6, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mercedes-Benz SL, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi ASX/Citroen Aircross/Peugeot 4008, Opel/Vauxhall Adam, Opel/Vauxhall Mokka, Peugeot 208, Porsche Boxster, Renault Clio, Skoda Rapid/Seat Toledo, Smart ED, Subaru Impreza, Subaru XV, Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86, Tata Vista, Toyota Auris, Toyota Prius Plug-in, Toyota Prius Plus, Volkswagen Golf, Volvo V40 and Volvo V60 Plug-in.