2014 Car of the Year Long List Announced

Car of the Year has announced the provisional list of candidates for the Car of the Year 2014 award. A number of 30 vehicles have been selected for 2014, with the final list to be released in November.
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The seven finalists will be announced by mid December 2013, while the big winner will be unveiled on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show, which is scheduled to start on March 3, 2014.

According to, all candidates must be new vehicles on sale now or before year’s end in five or more European markets, and each should have the prospect of at least 5,000 foreseeable annual sales.

Probably the most interesting appearance on this year's list is the Tesla Model S. The US-developed all-electric sedan was delivered for the very first time in Europe in early August.

Car of the Year 2014 long list:

1. BMW 4 Series
2. BMW i3
3. BMW X5
4. Citroën C4 Picasso
5. Ford EcoSport
6. Ford Kuga

7. Hyundai i10
8. Jaguar F-Type
9. Kia Carens
10. Range Rover Sport
11. Lexus IS
12. Maserati Ghibli

13. Mazda3
14. Mercedes-Benz S-Class
15. Mitsubishi Space Star
16. Nissan Note
17. Opel Cascada
18. Peugeot 2008

19. Peugeot 308
20. Porsche Cayman
21. Renault Captur
22. Renault Zoe
23. Seat Leon
24. Skoda Octavia

25. Subaru Forester
26. Suzuki SX4
27. Tesla Model S
28. Toyota Auris
29. Toyota Corolla
30. Toyota RAV4
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