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Car of the Year 2023: you have chosen!

On our social networks, you have chosen your car of the year 2023 among the 7 official finalists. Discover your big winner!

Kia Niro, Nissan Ariya, Volkswagen ID. Buzz, Jeep Avenger, Toyota bZ4X, Renault Austral, Peugeot 408, since the end of November, the automotive world has known the seven finalists contenders for the title of « Car of the Year 2023 ». Before discovering the official result, we asked you to choose your car of the year on our social networks. With more than 250 votes in totaldiscover your favorite model from the beginning of the year!

The Kia Niro did not convince you

With only 5 votes, the restyled compact SUV in 2022 comes last of your seven finalists. Launched for the first time in 2016, the first generation was nevertheless a success for Kia. Over 500,000 copies have been sold worldwide. Today, the South Korean manufacturer offers an all-touch Niro with two 10.25-inch screens, as on the EV6 and Sportage models. Its grille « tiger noise » has been refined and its lighting signature has been reinvented. 3 versions are available: one fully hybrid (HEV) the 141 ch, une plug-in hybrid (PHEV) of 183 hp and finally a 100% electric version Niro-EV which displays 204 hp and promises 463 km of autonomy (WLTP). Price level, the Kia Niro starts from 31,790 €.

The Nissan Ariya is penultimate

In 6th position, it is still an Asian model. The Nissan Ariya, the new figurehead of the manufacturer’s electric vehicles, received only 8 votes. It is based on the new CMF-EV platform available for all Renault-Nissan Alliance models. The Japanese comes in two versions, a two-wheel drive and a 4×4 version. The first will have two battery sizes to choose from, one of 63 kWh combined with a power of 218 hp and one of 87 kWh combined with a power of 242 hp. For the four-wheel-drive version, a single battery size of 87 kWh is available, but it can be combined with three power levels (290 hp, 305 hp and 395 hp). Currently, the Nissan Ariya starts from €50,800.

In 5th place, the Jeep Avenger

Revealed in 4-wheel drive at the Paris Motor Show, the Avenger is ranked 5th in your ranking of the car of the year 2023. The first 100% electric SUV from the American manufacturer collected 13 of your votes. This 4.08 meter long “urban mini-SUV” is the smallest SUV produced by Jeep. It carries with it two or four engines depending on the version, each with a power of 94 hp. The Jeep Avenger is offered on the French market from €39,500, which makes it the cheapest electric vehicle of the seven finalists of the 2023 edition of the car of the year.

The Toyota bZ4X at the foot of the podium

Although the Japanese manufacturer is one of the most reluctant to switch to all-electric, it is clear that the new Toyota bZ4X is seducing the crowds. Named among the seven finalists for the car of the year 2023, the SUV comes 4th in your ranking with 18 votes. Here too, it is the the manufacturer’s first electric model. Not yet marketed, the vehicle should soon arrive on French soil. If we do not yet know the final price of the bZ4X, it should fluctuate between 45,000 and 60,000 € depending on the version.

Bronze medal for the ID. Buzz

Among the seven finalists, it is the vehicle that is the furthest from the SUV. The ID. Buzz is a neo-retro electric combi directly inspired by the Volkswagen’s iconic 60s van. It is available from €56,990. With a boot volume of 1,121 litres, the Volkswagen ID. Buzz is the vehicle with the most storage space in the selection. With a power of 204 hp, the model received 41 votes, and ranks third in your ranking of the car of the year.

A Frenchwoman for the silver medal

The replacement for the Kadjar, the new Renault Austral takes second place in your Car of the Year ranking with 73 votes. The French manufacturer’s SUV intends to gain ground on the market leader in France, the 3008. The Austral adopts the manufacturer’s new style, which it shares with the Renault Mégane E-Tech, and puts an end to diesel to enter the era of hybridization. It offers three different engines of 130, 160 and 200 hp. The starting price is set at €34,000.

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The Peugeot 408 is your car of the year 2023

With 113 voices, the 408 is your car of the year 2023! The cross-sedan from Peugeot takes up all the codes that make the revival and success of the lion by adding its own little personal touch. This is, according to the manufacturer, the vehicle with the best habitability of its entire range. The lion offers three trim levels and three engines (one petrol, two hybrids) of 130, 180 and 225 hp.

The Car of the Year 2023 jury will announce its winner on January 13

If you have already chosen your Car of the Year, the jury of the real election will make its decision public this Friday, January 13 at the Brussels Motor Show. In the meantime, here is a summary table of your selection:

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