The shortlist of finalists for the 2023 Car of the Year award has been decided. The jury, consisting of more than 60 members representing several European countries, selected seven cars from a longlist of 27 hopefuls. Interestingly, all of the finalists include some form of electricity – if not entirely battery electric.
The final round of voting will take place in early January. This round will decide the winner of the 2023 Car of the Year Award, which will be announced at a ceremony at the 100th Brussels Motor Show on 13 January 2023.
The finalists for the 2023 Car of the Year are:
The 2023 Car of the Year winner will follow a significant win for Kia in 2022. The Kia EV6 was hailed as the 2022 Car of the Year, a first for the South Korean automaker. It scored 279 points and 12 individual top votes after a close battle with the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric. The Hyundai Ioniq 5, the EV6’s cousin from the same Korean auto group, is third.
Car of the Year is an international award. The judges are made up of senior motoring journalists from across Europe. The purpose of the award is to find a single, decisive winner. There are no categories, subdivisions or class winners.
The Car of the Year jury for 2022 reached 61 members representing 23 European countries. Each country is represented proportionally to the size of the country’s car market and its importance in car manufacturing. France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and Spain have six members. Other countries are less represented.