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Car of the Year 2023: here are the seven finalists!

The Car of the year jury announced this afternoon the seven finalists for the car of the year 2023. French women, Asians, and others…

It will soon be time to elect the Car of the Year 2023 ! After a 2022 edition marked by the KIA EV6 victorythe jury of Car of the year announced this morning seven finalists for 2023! Last year, there were 6 electric models on the podium, the only combustion engine selected having been the Peugeot 308. This year, all selected vehicles are electrified following the current all-electric trend. There are 6 100% electric models, and two hybrid models. As a reminder, the election of the car of the year is submitted to the vote of a jury made up of automotive journalists from 22 countries. These 7 models were part of a provisional listwho originally had 45 models.

Jeep Avenger

The latest from Jeepthe Avenger crossover starts this ranking to hope to win the title of best car of the year! Jeep’s first all-electric modelwhich completes the 4Xe plug-in hybrid range, it offers a 400 km range. The Avenger is also the smaller model Jeep, since it will be located under the current Renegade.

KIA Niro

The Korean KIA has renewed its SUV de segment B This year. Much more modern and technological than the older generation, it sports the new styling codes from KIA, new logo, new double stage projectors, and a much more original design than previous productions. Available in plug-in hybrid and 100% electricthis latest version has a autonomy of 460 km.

Nissan Ariya

years after the Leaf family sedan and the success that we know of, Nissan has pulled out all the stops with l’Ariya. 100% electric family SUV, its rather divisive design at first glance contains a large interior habitability, and the latest technological equipment from the Japanese brand. It was developed on the plateforme CMF-EV common with the electric Renault Mégane E-Tech.

Peugeot 408

It was there great novelty from Peugeot at the last Paris World Cup: the 408. Following the trend of SUV Coupe generalists, it is the technical cousin of the Citroën C4X. The 408 adopts an aggressive and sharp line, which takes up the latest stylistic codes of Peugeot, introduced on the compact 308. It takes over from the latter the dashboard, still marked by l’esprit i-Cockpit. On the engine side, it is a plug-in hybrid available in 180 or 225 horsepower power. Its all-electric autonomy is 63 km.

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Renault Austral

Another French noveltyanother hybrid SUV, the Renault Austral. Replacing the Kadjar, this key SUV for Renault – in the most buoyant segment – ​​takes a giant leap forward compared to its predecessor. Renault’s new styling cues (including the new logo), original dashboard with 100% digital L-shaped instrumentation, it is the new flagship of Renault’s “new range”, set to expand. In 160 or 200 horsepowerit is for the time being available in full hybridwhile waiting for a plug-in hybrid version in the coming months.

Toyota bZ4X / Subaru Solterra

In competition with the Nissan Ariya, we find side japanese competition a duo led by Toyota: the 100% electric SUV bZ4X and his twin at Subaruthe single. After decades confined to hybrids, Toyota has taken the electric step with this first model of its bZ range (for Beyond Zero). It takes up the futuristic features of the Bz4x Concept which was unveiled in 2021. Its autonomy peaks at 450 kmsame figures for its counterpart at Subaru.

Volkswagen ID Buzz

Futuristic model that takes up the features and philosophy of the old 1950 Combi, l’ID Buzz is the latest 100% electric model in Volkswagen’s ID range. In utility or passenger versionhe offers a autonomyup to 416 km. Capable of accommodating two europallets for the first, and 5 people for the other, it will be enhanced with a elongated version (and 7 places in VP) next year.

The 2023 Car of the Year will be unveiled on January 13 at the Brussels Motor Show. A logical choice for the capital of Europe!

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