Car of the Year shortlist revealed

Published: 02 October 2008

The European Car of the Year shortlist is announced today – and it looks like being a close-run battle this year. Take a look at the contenders below and have your say who should win by clicking 'Add your comment' at the foot of the story:

Alfa Romeo Mito
Citroen C5
Ford Fiesta
Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Renault Megane
Skoda Superb
VW Golf

That means that numerous contenders have fallen by the wayside; BMW's new 7-series, the Ford Kuga, Jaguar XF and VW Scirocco were deemed unworthy by the jury of top-flight journos from around Europe.

And this year, CAR has its jury place back – editor Phil McNamara is now one of the UK's handful of judges for Car of the Year.

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet