2020 Toyota Camry, Corolla, RAV4 Nominated For European Car Of The Year

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid front

The nominees list for the 2020 European Car of the Year comprises of 35 models and the final result will be announced next March

The list of 2020 European Car of the Year nominees has been announced as 35 models will be subjected through evaluations until a final winner is crowned with assessments through different categories. The entire list has been nothing short of interesting as passenger cars from budget segments to the high-end of the spectrum are part of the process.

The eligibility to be among the nominees is that the new vehicles should be on sale now in Europe or before the end of this year in at least five countries of the Old Continent. The Volkswagen MK8 Golf that has not been introduced yet features in the nominees’ list. The judging panel comprises of many experts from the automotive industry and they will follow a specific set of standards.

Before November 25, the list of 35 vehicles will be narrowed down to just 7 and the final round of voting will decide the 2020 European Car of the Year. It will be publicly revealed on March 2, 2020 just ahead of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. Last year, the Jaguar I-Pace put on a strong show and was crowned the winner as it beat the Alpine A110.


The Volvo XC40 in 2018, Peugeot 3008 in 2017, Opel/Vauxhall Astra in 2016, Volkswagen Passat in 2015 and Peugeot 308 in 2014 were the recent winners and in 2012, the Volkswagen Golf MK7 took home the honours in a short while after its debut. Audi has the E-Tron electric SUV as a strong contender while three BMWs are featured – the latest 1-Series, Z4, X6 and X7.

The DS3 Crossback and Ferrari F8 Tributo are also on the list. Ford’s compact Puma SUV, Kia’s electric version of the Soul, the new Mazda 3 and CX-30 alongside Mercedes-Benz CLA, EQC, GLB and GLS are other contenders. Nissan has its eccentric Juke while Opel/Vauxhall Corsa is accompanied by Peugeot 208 hatchback from the sister brand.


Toyota’s Corolla, Camry, RAV4 and Supra are other important nominees as their latest versions have been successful since entering the European market. Volkswagen’s T-Cross mid-size SUV that will spawn an India-spec version and the SsangYong Korando that might have something to do with the next-gen XUV500 are other noteworthy nominees.

The 2020 European Car of the Year nominees are:

  1. Audi E-Tron
  2. BMW 1-Series
  3. BMW Z4
  4. BMW X6
  5. BMW X7
  6. DS3 Crossback
  7. Ferrari F8 Tributo
  8. Ford Puma
  9. Kia e-Soul
  10. Mazda3
  11. Mazda CX-30
  12. Mercedes-Benz CLA
  13. Mercedes-Benz EQC
  14. Mercedes-Benz GLB
  15. Mercedes-Benz GLS
  16. Nissan Juke
  17. Opel/Vauxhall Corsa
  18. Peugeot 208
  19. Porsche 911
  20. Porsche Taycan
  21. Range Rover Evoque
  22. Renault Captur
  23. Renault Clio
  24. Renault Zoe
  25. Skoda Kamiq
  26. Skoda Scala
  27. SsangYong Korando
  28. Subaru Forester
  29. Tesla Model 3
  30. Toyota Camry
  31. Toyota Corolla
  32. Toyota RAV4
  33. Toyota GR Supra
  34. Volkswagen Golf
  35. Volkswagen T-Cross

Porsche 911 and Taycan, Range Rover’s Evoque, Renault Captur, Clio and Zoe along with Skoda Kamiq, which will spawn a mid-size SUV next year for India, and Scala, Subaru Forester and Tesla Model 3 complete the list.