Early nominations for the 2010 European Car of the Year award have been announced, and the initial list of 29 cars includes a few that aren't even on sale yet. However, the European Car of the Year organisation expects the list of nominees to expand even further, before motoring journalist from across Europe vote in September 2009 to cull the entrants and create a seven-car shortlist. The overall winner will then be announced at the end of the year.
The Vauxhall/Opel Insignia scooped the European Car of the Year gong in 2009 – by a single point – with the Ford Fiesta in second place, and the VW Golf in third.
CAR Magazine's editor Phil McNamara and European editor Georg Kacher are both judges for the award, and the full list of 2010 nominations are:
Citroen C3 Picasso
Land Rover Discovery 4
Renault Scenic/Grand Scenic
Suzuki Alto/Nissan Pixo
Toyota Urban Cruiser
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