The shortlist for European Car of the Year has been released with eight entries making the cut – up from the typical seven.

This year’s finalists include the enthusiat favorite Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86.  The Ford B-Max, Hyundai i30, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio, Volkswagen Golf and Volvo V40, make up the rest of the nominees.

Of note is that the BRZ/GT86 represents the only rear-wheel-drive car and the only Japanese car to be shortlisted.

Last year’s winner was the Chevy Volt/Vauxhall Ampera – making one wonder if one of the new measurements to deterimine the winner is a car’s tendency to spontaneously combust a few days after a crash.

 

Source: Autocar

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