Contenders for the title of the best car in Europe: who are they?

Contenders for the title of the best car in Europe: who are they?


The website of the Car of the Year competition (European car of the year 2022) has published a list of 39 contenders for the victory. All of them meet a number of requirements, for example, they are sold in at least five European countries, are available for test drive and purchase. The best of the best will be determined by an expert jury of 60 automotive journalists: seven finalists will be selected on November 29, and the winner will be announced on February 16, 2022.

There are four BMW models in the list at once: these are the 2 Series Coupe, 2 Series Active Tourer, as well as the electric i4 and iX. Audi is represented only by the e-tron GT and Q4 e-tron, while Mercedes-Benz is represented by the C-Class, Citan and EQS. Among Volkswagen cars, the Caddy, ID.4 and T7 Multivan are on the list, as well as the Opel Mokka.

The list of nominees includes Cupra Born, Dacia Spring, DS 4 and 9, Maserati MC20, McLaren Artura, Peugeot 308, Renault Arkana and Megane E-Tech, as well as Skoda Enyaq iV and Fabia, MG EHS and Marvel R Among American cars, only the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y were on the list, but there are much more Japanese cars: the Honda HR-V, Lexus NX, Nissan Qashqai, Subaru Outback, as well as Toyota Highlander and Yaris Cross. Not without models of Korean brands: Kia EV6, Hyundai Bayon and Ioniq 5.

Models from China also have a chance to win the title of “Best Car in Europe 2022”. Among them are Lynk & Co 01 and Aiways U5.

Last year, the Toyota Yaris compact hatchback won with 266 points. It overtook the Fiat 500 (240 points) and the Cupra Formentor (239 points).

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