The shortlist for the Car of the Year 2020 award is decided. Out of the long list of 30 cars, the Jury has chosen seven nominees:
This shortlist is representing the current development directions in the automotive business“, says Frank Janssen, President of the Car of the Year Jury. „We see electrification in progress as well as the highest standard in internal combustion engines“. Electric vehicles are represented by the Porsche Taycan as well as by the Tesla Model 3, but also making their way into mass market as shown by the Peugeot 208 that will be available as an electric version.
Hybrids that use regenerative braking are getting more and more common to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Not only by Toyota who invented this technology but also by Ford and Renault. „The BMW 1-series underlines that internal cumbustion engine technology still has a huge potential“, says Frank Janssen. After further thorough testing, a final voting round at the end of February will decide for the Car of the Year 2020. It will be announced at the opening of the Geneva International Motor Show on Monday March 2nd, at 3pm.