Tesla joins Skoda, BMW and Mercedes as a finalist for Car of the Year 2014

Seven cars shortlisted for Car of the year 2014 in Europe


The seven-car shortlist for the 2014 Car of the Year in Europe is out, and features an eclectic mix, from electric city cars, family saloons and people carriers right through to luxury premium models. Taken from a longlist of 30 candidates, the seven finalists are: BMW i3, Citroën C4 Picasso, Mazda3, Mercedes S-Class, Peugeot 308, Skoda Octavia and Tesla Model S. (You can read our previous test drive reports on each of the seven finalists).

After several test sessions with the longlist of vehicles and their various derivatives, the seven finalists will go through further testing, particularly a special track day test at the CERAM test centre in Mortefontaine outside Paris. The private facility is used by car firms to test pre-production cars. After this the 58 jury members from 22 European countries will vote, and the announcement of the Car of the Year 2014 will be made on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show on March 3rd at 3pm. All the votes of the jury, and a synopsis of their opinions of the cars in question, will be published on the day.

Sign In

Forgot Password?

Sign Up

The name that will appear beside your comments.

Have an account? Sign In

Forgot Password?

Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In or Sign Up

Thank you

You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.

Hello, .

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

Thank you for registering. Please check your email to verify your account.

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.