Organizers of the 2023 Car Awards have named seven finalist models. The shortlist includes five electric cars and two petrol-powered models – the Renault Austral and the Peugeot 408 cross-liftback. The winner will be announced at the Brussels Auto Show in January. In 2022, the Kia EV6 electric car was named the best car of the year.
Of the 45 contenders for the 2023 Car of the Year award, seven models have made it to the final shortlist. For example, crossovers Alfa Romeo Tonale, Ferrari Purosangue and Xpeng P5 sedan lost their chance to win. Now five electric cars and two fuel models are fighting for victory – it is the Renault Austral and the Peugeot 408, which are at the junction of genres.
Meanwhile, the Jeep Avenger (the brand’s first electric crossover), Nissan Ariya, Kia Niro, Subaru Solterra/Toyota bZ4X and Volkswagen ID van are responsible for the green agenda. the buzz. The latter recently received two new assistance systems: Parking Assistant with the function of remembering previous maneuvers and Travel Assist semi-autopilot using swarm intelligence.
The winner of the 2023 Car of the Year award will be announced at the Brussels Motor Show early next year. There, according to rumors, Mazda will show a hybrid version of the MX-30 crossover with a Wankel engine as a generator. Last year, Kia EV6 electric car was named the best car.