It won’t be long now before some happy automaker walks away with the 2013 Car of the Year Award. This coveted award will be given away later today at the Geneva Auto Show and the finalists have all ready been chosen. The judges’ panel for this award includes 59 automotive journalists from 23 European countries. This is a European auto show after all.
Well, these judges have been haggling and voting and have narrowed their choices down to eight finalists. While we aren’t quite sure what criteria they used, we know it was a comprehensive collection of specific points to make up what that “Car of the Year” should require.
Eight Finalists for the 2013 Car of the Year Award:
- Ford B-Max
- Hyundai i30
- Mercedes A-Klasse
- Peugeot 208
- Renault Clio
- Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86
- Volkswagen Golf
- Volvo V40.
Congratulations to these finalists. We’ll be excited to hear who the Grand Prize Winner is. In the meantime, the 83rd International Geneva Motor Show is the first one to have 10% of the 130 World and European premier autos listed as Clean. Along with these premier vehicles, there are 260 exhibitors from around 30 countries showing up in the following categories:
- Motor cars (3 or 4 wheels)
- Electric cars and alternative powered cars
- Special bodywork for motor cars, design and engineering
- Converted cars (tuners)
- Accessories and parts for motor cars
- OEM: original equipment manufacturers
- Workshop installations for the repair and maintenance of motor cars
As you can imagine, the news will be pouring in about all the premiers, awards and other particulars from the Geneva Auto Show. So keep a close eye out so you can stay up to date on the most exciting news from the top automakers.