Autocar announces Car of the Year 2008 short list

The seven best vehicles of the past 12 months have been short-listed for Autocar magazine’s Car of the Year award.

Making up list are the Fiat 500, Ford Mondeo, Kia cee’d, Mazda 2, Mercedes-Benz C-class, Nissan Qashqai and Peugeot 308.

A panel consisting of motor writers from 22 European countries has been put together to decide which has been the best four-wheel experience of the last year.

It took some 58 experts to whittle down the selection to seven, while the winner will be announced on Monday November 19th, the magazine added.

"The organising committee consists of seven leading European publications – Autocar in the UK, Auto in Italy, L’Automobile in France, Autopista in Spain, Auto Visie in Holland, Stern in Germany and Vi Bilagare in Sweden," said the publication.

Autocar is a weekly motor magazine distributed by Haymarket Motoring Publications.


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