There’s a prize in the automotive world that takes taking place since the year 1964. That is why the “Car of the Year” european has more credibility than other awards organized by independent media. To choose the Car of the Year in Europe by 2016 has put together a jury which is formed by 58 members from 22 different countries.
The list of the first 40 candidates to take this award was made public in the summer. The participants only have to meet a only requirement: that the vehicle start its commercialization in the year 2015, in at least five countries and with a sales volume exceeding 5000 units. After the jury vote the initial list of candidate has been reduced and these are the seven finalists.
Appear in alphabetical order the Audi A4, BMW 7-Series, Jaguar XE, Mazda MX-5, Opel Astra, Skoda Superb and Volvo XC90. A list where predominate sedans, with four vehicles of this type. It also has the representation of a compact, a sporty and an SUV.
The first of the list, the Audi A4 2016, has also been one of the last models that had the good fortune to try. The new generation of the successful saloon arrives with a mild aesthetic evolution but with an interior full of the latest technology. Also new is its range of engines, which will highlight greater efficiency.
BMW 7 Series
If in the previous model we talked about technology, in the new BMW 7 Series we will have to do it again. The large saloon bavarian is put to the forefront in this aspect, and in addition to improving your lightness. All this without forgetting the comfort in the rear seats, which will be as the living room of the home adding great riding comfort.
When we talk about the Jaguar XE there are that highlight the great progress that has been assumed within the british brand. A project done practically from scratch and has achieved a great success in his, still short, life. Light-weight body made of aluminum, range of engines, completely new and a esthetic overwhelming that in addition, you win in person.
The arrival of Mazda MX-5 was one of the most anticipated. The resurrection of the Miata was to impose a traditional concept in a new vehicle. Fun at the wheel of a lightweight convertible that stands out for its simplicity. All of that picked up in the new language of design KODO nippon mark, and without sacrificing the mechanical atmospheric.
Other new generation of a vehicle very popular. The Opel Astra 2016 is the renewal of the compact and highlighted by the search for lightness. lost weight 200 kg and gains in efficiency thanks to its new engines. Do not forget, either, of include technology to the height, and new developments in connectivity and multimedia systems.
are Already three generations of the Skoda Superb, the sedan’s large German manufacturer. The bet in this model remains the breadth and offers a generous size that improve the comfort of its passengers in the interior. It sits on a new platform, and also is renewed in terms of equipment and engines.
Closes the list the Volvo XC90, another vehicle that passed through our hands. The large SUV is also a turning point in the Swedish brand, and is based on the modular platform SPA. New and attractive design, very complete equipment, security outstanding and a full range of motors are some of the aspects that guarantee it.
Each member of the jury has a total of 25 points to distribute among at least three different models, and without being able to exceed 10 points per model. The final vote will take place the last week of February and will announce the winner of the Car of the Year in Europe by 2016 February 29, , just before the start of the Geneva.
Source – COTY