The jury of the Car of the Year chose them 7 finalists of the 2023 edition among the 27 candidate cars. Even if the Geneva Motor Show next year will no longer be held in Geneva but in Qatar, this award will remain in the Old Continent although the announcement of the winning car will take place during a ceremony at the Brussels Motor Show on Friday 13 January. So who are the finalists for the 2023 car of the year award? Here is the list:
- Jeep Avenger
- Nissan Ariya
- Renault Austral
- Kia Niro
- Peugeot 408
- Volkswagen ID. Buzz
- Subaru Solterra/Toyota bZ4X
As can be easily seen, there is a strong presence of 100% “native” electric cars (other models are offered in both electric and endothermic/hybrid versions). Furthermore, all finalists, except ID. Buzz, they are part of the crossover/SUV segment.
At this point, all you can do is wait for January 13 to find out who will win the coveted Car of the Year 2023 award.
The models which failed to reach the final and which were included in the list of 27 candidate cars, were the Alfa Romeo Tonale, the BMW X1/iX1, the BMW i7, the Citroen C5 X, the Dacia Jogger, the Honda Civic, Kia Sportage, Lexus RZ, Mazda CX-60, Mercedes GLC, Mercedes EQE, Mercedes SL, MG 4, MG 5, Nissan X-Trail, Opel Astra, the Land Rover Range Rover, the Toyota Aygo X, the Toyota Corolla Cross and the Toyota GR 86.
Lastly, let us recall that last year, this prestigious award was won by the Kia EV6 that we have already had the opportunity to test.