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The first candidates of the 2015 Car of the Year award have been recently announced but the winner will be presented next year, during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

After the new Peugeot 308 has won the 2014 European Car of the Year, the jury from the Car of the Year award is now getting ready to go through a total of 31 vehicles out of which only one will be declared the winner. The cars will be compared twice and all of them will have to be on sale currently or by the end of the year, which are expected to be sold in 5,000 units in 2015. On the 15th of December, the list will be shortened to 7 nominees and the winner will be announced during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, on the 2nd of March, next year.

2015 Car of the Year candidates
Audi TT Coupe
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer
BMW 2-Series Coupe
BMW i8
Citroen C1
Citroen C4 Cactus
Fiat 500X
Ford EcoSport
Ford Mondeo
Hyundai i20
Infiniti Q50
Jeep Renegade
Kia Soul
Lexus NX
Lexus RC
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
Nissan Pulsar
Nissan Qashqai
Nissan X-Trail
Opel Corsa
Peugeot 108
Porsche Macan
Renault Twingo
Skoda Fabia
Smart ForTwo
Smart ForFour
Subaru WRX STI
Suzuki Celerio
Toyota Aygo
Volkswagen Passat