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Is your car on the list? Here are the nominees for European Car of the Year

The French carmakers are going a very good year in the meeting if the criterion of success is the number of finalepladser in one of the year's most prestigious competitions in the automobile industry, Car of the Year 2019.

Here beats France is the other major bilnationer with three seats against, for example, one to Germany and one to England. Behind the seats are Peugeot, Citroen and - a little surprisingly - Renault sportsvognsmærke, Alpine.

The three producers are nominated for, respectively, the company vehicle 508, SUV'a C5 Aircross and the sporty coupe A110, which is a restored and more modern version of the sports car of the same name from the 1960s.

The three very different French people should, according to the FDM big with just so odd competitors such as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Kia Ceed, Jaguar-Pace, and the Ford Focus for the title of European Car of the Year 2019.

the Award will be presented at the motor show in Geneva next march.

The seven finalists were in the year chosen from a shortlist of 38 new car models, which housed everything from the roaring Lamborghini Urus super-SUV to the somewhat more subdued and the electric Nissan Leaf.

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the biggest surprise is the A110 - the first model from the French sportsvognsmærke Alpine, as Renault has decided to revive. Photo: Alpine

Jaguar has set a course directly towards the throat of the Tesla Model X electric car In-Pace. Photo: Jaguar Land Rover

Behind nominating is a panel of 60 automotive journalists from 23 european countries. Not surprisingly, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Uk very well represented, but Denmark also has a single voice.

the Man with the name Søren W. Rasmussen and is bilteknisk editor at FDM's medlemsmagasin, Engine. He agrees with several of the finaleplaceringerne, but he had, however, liked to have seen more models on the list appealed to the danes.

- I even had four of the seven cars on my ballot paper, but had as a Danish angle, the shift of the French sports car Alpine A110 (which is not available in Denmark) with the more danskervenlige the Audi A1, like the Kia Ceed in my world was replaced with brintbilen, Hyundai Nexo, he says to the and adds:

- instead of the Peugeot 508 I had a Volvo V60 on my ballot, but otherwise, the result is identical to my setup, and I will be delighted to start work with to reach the final winner.

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the Peugeot 508 will both be available as sedan and station wagon, when it is launched in denmark. Photo: Cyril Zingaro/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

Kia has given its Ceed model growing pains and equipped it with copious amounts of safety equipment. Photo: Kia

the Citroën C5 Aircross will be available with a hydraulic undercarriage, which supposedly ensures a very high degree of comfort. Photo: Citroën

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The lack of Volvo-model in finalefeltet means that the Swedish carmaker does not get the opportunity to defend his european sværvægtsbælte - XC40 was named European Car of the Year 2018.

in exchange, Kia and Citroën, which at the last award ceremony took respectively fourth and fifth place with the models Stinger and C3 Aircross, the opportunity to take revenge.

The Danish equivalent of the Car of the Year, Car of the Year Denmark has also recently put the names on the five finalists. And something suggests that the european automotive journalists have the same taste in cars - at least four out of the five models on the Danish list also to find among the newly hatched finalists: Ford Focus, Jaguar-Pace, Kia Ceed and Peugeot 508.

the Only electric car Hyundai Kona Electric has not found its way to the european competition - it was not among the candidates.

Earlier in the year, they were 38 candidates tested over a full week on the small roads of Jutland in denmark and Sindal Airport. Before the jury gives their final votes, the seven finalists, however, according to the FDM to be re-tested on the French Mortefontaine test track.

Focus is a 20 year old model, but the latest version has had a major update, both visually and technically, which among other things implies a new platform. Photo: Ford

Despite its compact size offers the Mercedes-Benz A-Class on advanced safety systems and even artificial intelligence. Photo: Daimler

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