2015 European COTY nominees

Following an initial vote, the original thirty-four 2015 European Car of the Year candidates have been narrowed down to just seven nominees.

These models now face a second ballot in late February that will decide the overall winner. The result is then due to be announced the following month at the Geneva Motor Show.

The seven finalists are:
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
  • Citroën C4 Cactus
  • Ford Mondeo
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Nissan Qashqai
  • Renault Twingo
  • Volkswagen Passat
Apart from the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat, each of the cars on the shortlist represents a different market segment. Such diversity should make the jury’s job somewhat harder.

Nevertheless, two of the strongest contenders arguably have to be the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and Citroën C4 Cactus. That’s because both - in different ways - represent a bold departure for their respective brands.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (2015) Front Side 1
The front-wheel drive BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is
one of seven 2015 European Car of the Year nominees.

Related posts:
2015 NACTOY shortlists
2015 European COTY candidates

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