Car of the Year 2009

Time 10:15 am, November 7, 2008

VOTING for the Car of the Year 2009 is underway.

The dealers which can possibly look forward to an uplift in interest, courtesy of a flurry of promotional activity? Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Ford, Renault, Skoda, Vauxhall and Volkswagen.

That’s because the shortlist has been announced, and includes the following cars:

Alfa Romeo MiTo
Citroen C5
Ford Fiesta
Vauxhall Insignia
Renault Megane
Skoda Superb
Volkswagen Golf

The result will be announced on 17 November at The Royal Horticultural Halls in London.

Elected by 59 expert motoring journalists representing 23 European countries, the contest is regarded as the most prestigious of the many ‘best car’ awards. It is in its 46th year.


2008                       Fiat 500
2007                       Ford S-Max
2006                       Renault Clio
2005                       Toyota Prius
2004                       Fiat Panda
2003                       Renault Megane
2002                       Peugeot 307
2001                       Alfa Romeo 147
2000                       Toyota Yaris
1999                       Ford Focus
1998                       Alfa Romeo 156
1997                       Renault Megane Scenic
1996                       Fiat Bravo/Brava
1995                       Fiat Punto

What do you reckon will be Car of the Year 2009? Let us know if you’re willing to take a punt… and we’ll be sure to congratulate any dealer who gets it right!

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