The jury for Car of the Year 2014 has announced 30 candidates who will battle for the award.

The jury for Car of the Year 2014 has announced 30 candidates who will battle for the award.

There are 58 members representing 22 European countries, with national representation on the jury corresponding to the country's car market size and its importance in car manufacturing. Back in March they selected the Volkswagen Golf VII as Car of the Year 2013 and now they have published a 30-entry list with the candidates for next year's award.

The 30 models are new vehicles already on sale or will be before the end of the year in at least five European countries. Another condition these cars have to meet is to have a minimum of 5,000-unit foreseeable annual sales. In mid-December they will reveal a short list consisting of only seven cars, while on March 3, 2014 on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show they will announce the winner.

Here are the 30 candidates:

  • BMW 4-Series Coupe
  • BMW i3
  • BMW X5
  • Citroen C4 Picasso
  • Ford EcoSport
  • Ford Kuga
  • Hyundai i10
  • Jaguar F-Type
  • Kia Carens
  • Range Rover Sport
  • Lexus IS
  • Maserati Ghibli
  • Mazda3
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Mitsubishi Space Star
  • Nissan Note
  • Opel Cascada
  • Peugeot 2008
  • Peugeot 308
  • Porsche Cayman
  • Renault Captur
  • Renault Zoe
  • Seat Leon
  • Skoda Octavia
  • Subaru Forester
  • Suzuki SX4
  • Tesla Model S
  • Toyota Auris
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Toyota RAV4

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