Finalists of the European competition “Car of year“ are declaredOn Tuesday, on November, 2nd, the jury of the European competition “Car of year“ named the seven of finalists which continue struggle for the first place. From 41 applicants in the following stage of competition passed: Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Citroen C3/DS3, Dacia Duster, Ford C-Max, Nissan Leaf, Opel Meriva and Volvo S60/V60. About it it is told in the official press release.
the competition jury consists of 59 automobile journalists from 23 European countries which name the winner on November, 29th current year. At last stage each judge should distribute 25 points available at its order at least between five cars, thus the maximum estimation for one car cannot exceed 10 points.
in 2009 the first place in competition was occupied with a hatchback of Volkswagen Polo which outran Toyota iQ and Opel Astra, the taken second and third place accordingly. Among five cars-leaders also were Skoda Yeti and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. For a year before the winner had been named Opel Insignia model, and in 2007 the victory in this competition was gained by the compact car of Fiat 500.