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The 2014 European Car of the Year: Finalists 18
Posted by CarBlog Staff in Automotive News, European Car of the Year, new cars, Popular, Upcoming Events on 12 18th, 2013

2013 is almost at it’s end, and it’s time to reflect. In the automotive industry, that means its getting closer and closer to the time of choosing the various ‘Car of the Year’ champions.

The European Car of the Year awards are exclusively for automobile manufacturers that are based in, you guessed it, Europe.

However, what makes this award slightly different than it’s American counterpart or the World and Performance Car of the Years awards, is that the Europeans tend to focus more on efficiency rather than flash. Although – most of the worlds leading super car manufacturers hail from Europe…

These awards focuses more on practicality and efficiency. Also, they seem to have a thing for ‘green’ cars. In 2011 the award went to the electric Nissan Leaf and in 2012 to the equally electrical Opel Ampera.

The European Car of the Year organizers has finally announced the seven finalists for the 2014 award – which will be announced on the eve of the Geneva Auto Show in March, 2014.

The 7 finalists are:

1. BMW i3


2. Citroën C4 Picasso


3. Mazda 3


4. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes-Benz S 350 BlueTec ( W222) 2012

5. Peugeot 308


6. Skoda Octavia


7. Tesla Model S