Tata Vista selected for European Car of the Year award

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The process for selecting the best car on sale in Europe has begun.

 Tata Vista facelift

The 2013 Car of the Year (COTY) for Europe has released a list of candidates and a surprising fact has comes to our notice. The Tata Vista has been shortlisted among all the big names!

The European COTY is organized by the following publications:

  • Auto (Italy)
  • Autocar (UK)
  • Autopista (Spain)
  • Autovisie (The Netherlands)
  • L’Automobile Magazine (France)
  • Stern (Germany)
  • Vi Bilägare (Sweden).

In order to be eligible for the European COTY, a car must have been:

  • Released during the past 12 months.
  • Is available in at least five European countries.
  • Has a projected annual sales figure of no less than 5,000 units.
  • Is a new model and not just a new edition.

The Tata Vista satisfies all the above conditions. The other strong contenders include:

  • Audi A3
  • BMW 3-Series
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Dacia Lodgy
  • Fiat 500L
  • Ford B-MAX
  • Honda CR-V
  • Hyundai i30
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Kia Cee’d
  • Kia Optima
  • Lancia Flavia
  • Mazda6
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz SL
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Mitsubishi ASX/Citroen Aircross/Peugeot 4008
  • Opel/Vauxhall Adam
  • Opel/Vauxhall Mokka
  • Peugeot 208
  • Porsche Boxster
  • Renault Clio
  • Skoda Rapid/Seat Toledo
  • Smart ED
  • Subaru Impreza
  • Subaru XV
  • Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86
  • Toyota Auris
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in
  • Toyota Prius Plus
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Volvo V40
  • Volvo V60 Plug-in

The jury consisting of 58 journalists from 22 European countries will finally pick a winner by the end of this year.

To sound unemotional, the Tata Vista’s chances are dim but nevertheless we have our fingers crossed!

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