Car of the year 2016

Coming out candidates will vie the rank “Car of the Year 2016” in Europe.

Car of the Year 2016
Car of the Year 2016

Final prize “Car of the year 2016” in Europe has been begun to take place with 7 brightest candidates include: Audi A4, BMW 7-Series, Jaguar XE, Mazda MX-5, the Vauxhall Astra, Skoda Superb .

In the prize category “Car of 2016” in Europe, there were 40 participating candidates  and only 7 brightest cars were selected to go on to the finals.

Among the 33 candidates were excluded, the celebrated names appeared on the present market such as the Infiniti Q30, Tesla Model X, Toyota Mirai, Land Rover Discovery or the Ford Mustang Sport is also dismissed.

Car of the Year 2016
Car of the Year 2016

According to regulations, to fulfil the conditions for the competition “Car of the Year” at the European market, all these cars were come into at least five European countries before new year. Voting process includes two stages and the overall winner will be announced on 29/2 next year, just before the day of the exhibition event Geneva  2016.




In the past two seasons, the rank “Car of the Year” in Europe has belonged to two models respectively Volskwagen Passat, new generation in 2015 and the compact Peugeot hatchback 308 in 2014.

Audi A4

Car of the Year 2016 - Audi A4
Car of the Year 2016 – Audi A4

In stark contrast with the slightly fine-tuning of exterior compared to older version, the interior of the new generation Audi A4 is special attended by German carmaker, provides consumers an extreme luxurious space ever.

Audi A4
Audi A4

There are two versions of gasoline and diesel engine 4/6 cylinder respectively produce capacity of 268 horsepower and 148 horsepower.

BMW 7- Series

Car of the Year 2016 - BMW 7 Series
Car of the Year 2016 – BMW 7 Series

“To rule the roots” in the market during the period of beginning of the year, the new BMW 7-Series had great progresses compare to predecessor generations with improved payload of 200 kg. Having the most modern equipment at present, the top sedan of BMW is one of the toughest competitors of the Mercedes S-Class model.

Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE
Jaguar XE

In response to the challenge of calibre rival Audi A4, UK carmaker decided introducing to market a luxurious sedan model named Jaguar XE  in Paris last year.

Car of the Year 2016 - Jaguar XE
Car of the Year 2016 – Jaguar XE

With both of two models were entered the final. Certainly, there will be a “relentless” competition of Jaguar XE.

Mazda CX-5

Car of the Year 2016 - Mazda CX5
Car of the Year 2016 – Mazda CX5

With  characteristics of Kodo design language associated the progress technologies as well as robust engine block, roadster model of new generation of Japanese carmaker is being gained plenty of attention of fans in recent time. Recently, Mazda MX-5 has won the honourabe title “Car of the Year” in the domestic market.

Opel / Vauxhall Astra

With height of chassis is lowered drastically and its own length is shortened, however, Astra K still providing users comfortable and spacious interior compartment.

Car of the Year 2016 - Opel - Vauxhall Astra
Car of the Year 2016 – Opel – Vauxhall Astra

This model is expected to compete directly with competitors in the same segment as VW Golf, Ford Focus and Renault Megane.

Skoda Superb

Be a sedan model having “top of the size” in the great family of Skoda, Superb is a big challenge for the competitors in the same segment as the Volkswagen Passat and Ford Mondeo.

Skoda Superb
Skoda Superb

With MQB chassis, this model has more spacious interior compartment compare to its predecessor generation. Skoda Superb will be available in are two versions of gasoline and diesel engine respectively produce capacity of 118 hp and 276 hp.

Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90
Volvo XC90

Compared to the old version, the Volvo XC90 model of the new generation had dramatic improvement. Based on SPA basis similar to new S90 / V90 model,  Volvo XC90 have owned both the gasoline and diesel engine.

Volvo XC90
Volvo XC90

The most advanced version T8 Hybrid owns another electric motor for a total capacity of up to 394 horsepower.

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