Several rides have been announced as the finalists for the 2013 Car of the Year. Car of the Year Institution has released several names as the Car of the Year 2013 finalists – in fact, there are about 8 best cars that are considered enough for the title. Among the names, here is the ongoing list:
- Hyundai i30
- B-Max from Ford
- Clio from Renault
- Mercy’s A Class
- VW Golf
- V40 from Volvo
- Peugeot 208
- Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ
The announcement of the winner will be done during Geneva Auto Show on March the 4th 2013. This annual event usually has only seven finalists, but this year is special because the competing rides are better than the year before, so it was decided that the numbers of finalists are added to 8 cars. This once happened in 2007.
Last year winner for Car of the Year was Nissan Leaf, the first electric ride that has ever achieved such great performance. When dated back to the first Car of the Year event in 1964, Rover 2000 was the winner.
This event is an international occasion, where the judges are coming from auto journalists from Europe. The purpose is to appoint a particular ride – a new ride – that is considered has remarkable performance in sales within a year before the ‘crowning’.