2021 European Car of the Year candidates – 29 cars



The candidates to your 2021 European Car of the Year (ECOTY) award have been announced, together with 29 models vying for the coveted trophy. Each of the candidates are new vehicles available now or prior to the end of 2020 in five or more European economies, and will have to get two stages of graduate by a jury.

In the first 29 models, just seven will likely make it to the next round, together using all the listing set to be announced on January 8 next year. After this, a second round of voting will determine the only winner, which is announced on March 1, 2021.

Leading the pack in terms of entries is Mercedes-Benz, which is the only brand which has four models — GLA, GLB, GLS and S-Class — listed as nominees. Coming in closing with all three contenders is Hyundai, together using all the i10, i20 and Tucson possibly getting the next ECOTY winner.

Meanwhile, marques with two models from the contest have been BMW, Ford, Honda, Toyota and Volkswagen. Rounding off the list is a varied line-up that includes the Audi A3, Citroen C4, Cupra Formentor, Dacia Sandero, the brand new Fiat 500, Kia Sorento, Land Rover Defender, Mazda MX-30, Peugeot 2008, Polestar 2, Seat Leon and Skoda Octavia. The full list of nominees is presented below:

Audi A3
F44 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe
G22 BMW 4 Series
Citroen C4
Cupra Formentor
Dacia Sandero
Fiat 500
Ford Explorer
Ford Kuga
Honda e
Honda Jazz
Hyundai i10
Hyundai i20
Hyundai Tucson
Kia Sorento
Land Rover Defender
Mazda MX-30
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Mercedes-Benz GLB
Mercedes-Benz GLS
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Peugeot 2008
Polestar 2
Seat Leon
Skoda Octavia
Toyota Mirai
Toyota Yaris
Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen ID.3

Last year’s ECOTY winner was the Peugeot 208, which was able to finish ahead of their Tesla Model 3 and Porsche Taycan, though other finalists would be the Renault Clio V, Ford Puma, Toyota Corolla and F40 BMW 1 Series.

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