Each year a jury made from auto specialists are working together to decide which car is the best. The competition is known as Car of the Year and here are the 30 candidates that will compete for the 2014 title. 

This year jury is made from 58 members representing 22 European countries. The 30 vehicles are new models that are already on sale or will go on sale by the end of this year in at least five European markets. More than that, the candidates have to gather a minimum of 5.000 unit foreseeable annual sales. 

In December we will find out who will be the seven finalists, and on March 3, 2014, we will find out the winner of the 2014 Car of the Year. 

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The 30 candidates are (drums):

  1. BMW 4-Series Coupe
  2. BMW i3
  3. BMW X5
  4. Citroen 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

Source: COTY