I am 39 the models selected to compete for the prestigious Car of the Year award 2022 . What is striking is that almost half of the cars have an electric motor. It is a record for the history of this award. However, it shouldn’t be too surprising as the battery car industry is growing rapidly with the launch of more and more models. Please note that only new cars sold by the end of the deadline 2021 at least in 5 European markets can compete.
The list of competitors is as follows: Aiways U5, Audi Q4 and -tron / Sportback, Audi e-tron GT / RS e-tron GT, BMW 2 Series Coupé, Bmw 2 Series Active Tourer, BMW i4, BMW iX, Cupra Born, Dacia Spring, DS 4, DS 9, Ford Mustang Mach -E, Honda HR-V, Hyundai Bayon, Hyundai IONIQ 5, Kia EV6, Lexus NX, Lynk & Co 01, Maserati MC 20, McLaren Artura, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Mercedes-Benz EQS, Mercedes-Benz T-Class / Renault Kangoo, MG EHS, MG Marvel R, Nissan Qashqai, Opel Mokka, Peugeot 308, Renault Arkana, Renault Megane E-Tech, Skoda Fabia, Skoda Enyaq iV, Subaru Outback, Tesla Model Y, Toyota Yaris Cross, Toyota Highlander, Volkswagen ID.4, Volkswagen Caddy and Volkswagen T7 Multivan.
The next step will be held on 29 November when the 7 finalists will be selected. The model that will win the prestigious Car of the Year award 2022 will be announced in February 2022 . Since the Geneva Motor Show has been canceled again, it is likely that the awards ceremony will only be held online. More details will certainly be communicated later.
Please note that the edition 2021 was won by the new Toyota Yaris. However, the electric 500 took an excellent second place with a score not too far from that of the Japanese. A good result for the Italian model which was then confirmed by the sales trend. For the moment, Italy is represented by Maserati MC 20. All that remains is to wait for the selection of the 7 finalists: the feeling is that the electric will be the real protagonists of the final phase of the competition.