A total of 40 vehicles will fight for the 2016 European Car of the Year title

A total of 40 vehicles will fight for the 2016 European Car of the Year title.

All the candidates are new vehicles on sale now or before year’s end in five or more European markets. A reduced list will be made known on December 1 and then a short list of seven finalists will be announced on December 14. The winner will be revealed during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Last year the Volkswagen Passat was named European Car of the Year, while in 2014 the Peugeot 308 won the title.

Here is the complete list of 2016 European Car of the Year candidates:

 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Audi A4

Audi Q7

Audi R8

BMW X1 

BMW 7-Series

Ferrari 488 GTB

Fiat Aegea

Ford S-Max / Galaxy

Ford Edge

Ford Mustang

Honda Jazz

Honda HR-V

Hyundai Tucson

Infiniti Q30

Jaguar XE

Jaguar XF

Kia Optima

Kia Sorento

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Mazda2

Mazda CX-3

Mazda MX-5

McLaren 570S

Mercedes-Benz GLC / GLC Coupe

Mercedes-Benz GLE / GLE Coupe

Mercedes-AMG GT

Opel Karl

Opel Astra

Renault Talisman

Renault Espace

Renault Kadjar

Ssangyong Tivoli

Subaru Levorg

Subaru Outback

Suzuki Vitara

Škoda Superb

Tesla Model X

Toyota Mirai

Volkswagen Touran

Volvo XC90

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2016 European Car of the Year candidates announced