The shortlist for the 2010 European Car of the Year award

The shortlist for the 2010 European Car of the Year award

And the European Car of the Year 2010 is...

By Tim Pollard

Motor Industry

30 November 2009 11:17

Newsflash: VW's Polo has won the European Car of the Year gong, it was announced today in Madrid. It beat 33 contenders, including six other finalists to the top motoring prize in Europe.

The Polo narrowly won with 347 points, putting to rights its trophy-free record in Car of the Year. The runner-up was the innovative Toyota iQ, 10 points behind with 337 points. The results in full are:

1st VW Polo, 347 points
2nd Toyota iQ, 337 points
3rd Vauxhall Astra, 221 points
4th Skoda Yeti, 158 points
5th Mercedes E-class, 155 points
6th Peugeot 3008, 144 points
7th Citroen C3 Picasso, 113 points

Don't forget, you can vote in our poll on the homepage for your preferred Car of the Year winner. Check out the poll bottom right at CAR Online.

>> Click 'Next' to see how CAR editor and CoTY juror Phil McNamara voted