2019 European Car Of The Year Shortlist Announced, Can You Pick The Winner?

2018 has given us plenty of new cars, but in order to be eligible for the ‘European Car of the Year’ award, they had to be up for grabs in at least five markets on the Old Continent when voting started.

The previous list saw 38 candidates battling it out against each other for a spot in the grand finale, with seven now selected to move forward, after securing votes from a total of 60 jurors.

In alphabetical order, these are the Alpine A110, Citroen C5 Aircross, Ford Focus, Jaguar I-Pace, Kia Ceed, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Peugeot 508. The next round of voting will decide the big winner, which will be announced on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show, on March 4, 2019.

Also Read: 2018 North American Car, Truck, And Utility Of The Year: And The Winners Are…

So, which one deserves the most votes in your opinion? Should it be one of the two crossovers, the brilliant French sports car with a mid-mounted engine and rear-wheel drive, the premium offering from Mercedes-Benz, the sexy French mid-sized model, or the two new compact hatchbacks?

We’ll give you a moment to choose your favorite, but until then, let’s remind ourselves that the Volvo XC40 was the big winner of the ECOTY award this year. The BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA rival from the Swedish car firm managed to edge out the Seat Ibiza and BMW 5-Series, which ended up taking home the silver and bronze medals, respectively.


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  • Janar Siniväli

    Jaguar or Kia

  • Hamster

    Kia ceed or Focus… one of them gonna win for sure… Actually excited for Kia… 🙂

  • Mike anonymous

    Who I think will win: Kia Ceed, Peugeot 508, or the Ford Focus

    Who I want to win: Alpine A110, Citroën C5 Aircross, Peugeot 508

  • nikolas karelis

    A class

  • Belthronding

    jag i pace

  • Carparral

    Ford Focus. Ceed is good, but Focus is better

  • Alessandro Corsa

    508 or Alpine

  • Ilbirs

    I bet on the Jaguar I-Pace.


    jaguar i pace

  • Marty

    No obvious winner (the I-pace is probably too expensive), which means the most “new feeling” Southern European car will win, which means Peugeot. My €10. 🙂

  • uS’gedlemba

    This is between the 508 and Focus …leaning toward the 508.

  • Jason Panamera

    I-Pace because eletric cars are trendy and that’s it.

  • exeptor

    Something tells me A-class.

  • pcurve


  • I’ll be so sad if the winner is either the C5 Aircross (liked it until I sat in it) the Kia Ceed or Focus. I’m sure they are great cars for many. But they bring nothing new or exciting to the table.

  • Ronald Roman

    Obviously the green one. I-Pace. Everything is political nowadays.

    • Marty

      Everything is always political. But if that’s a bad thing, why are _you_ being political?

      • Ronald Roman

        Who said it is bad? I was just enlightening the masses…)

  • Rot


  • Tinky-Winky

    I think it’s between I-Pace and 508.

  • Big Black Duck

    508 all the way..

  • Eythan Aldrich

    Me: either the A110 and the I-Pace

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов


  • TheHake

    I hope it’s the Peugeot 508 but it will be the I-Pace. Even though it’s ridiculously expensive.

  • Ary Wisesa

    Does anybody know what the name of the house in the background of Jaguar i-Pace? I like that building.

  • Zimny Pawel

    And the winner is Peugeot 508 !

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