In Geneva, prior to the opening of the 87th Motor Show, the 2017 European car of the year has been announced. The prestigious title this year went into the hands of Peugeot 3008.
The final act of this year’s 2017 European car of the year was held in Geneva. The winner was selected from seven finalists by a jury of 58 journalists from 22 European countries. In addition to this year’s winner, Peugeot 3008, the jury had the option to vote for Alfa Romeo Giulia, Citroen C3, Mercedes E-Class, Nissan Micra, Toyota C-HR and Volvo S90.
Peugeot 3008 collected 319 votes and defeated the runner-up Alfa Romeo Giulia by 23 points since the Italian beauty collected 296 points. This is the fifth European car of the year title already for the French lion. Peugeot also won three years ago with the 308 model. In third place with 197 votes ranked Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
The final results announcement did not go according to the wishes of Alfa representatives, who hoped to return the title, last won back in 2001, when Alfa Romeo 147 was the champion. But they should not worry because Mercedes-Benz is waiting to regain the title even longer. Their last European car of the year title reaches back into the year 1973 when model 450 was rewarded with this title.
2017 European car of the year announcement
The final classification of the seven 2017 European car of the year finalists
- Peugeot 3008 (319)
- Alfa Romeo Giulia (296)
- Mercedes-Benz E-Class (197)
- Volvo S90 (172)
- Citroen C3 (166)
- Toyota C-HR (165)
- Nissan Micra (135)
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