More than half of the shortlist for the 60th anniversary COTY award is made up of EVs
A total of 59 jurors from 22 European countries selected seven cars each from a long list of 28 eligible cars for the 2024 award, and the seven cars with the most votes made it onto the shortlist.
The winner will be announced in late February 2024.
The e-3008 (whose nomination also includes the hybrid 3008), will be looking to reclaim a crown for Peugeot that the second-generation 3008 won when it launched in 2017.
The Scenic is the first car fully created under the Luca de Meo era at Renault. It’s another former COTY winner, having claimed the title in 1997.
The Seal is the first BYD to ever make the COTY shortlist, while BMW has never won the award. The German firm will be hoping to with the new 5 Series (whose nomination also includes the electric BMW i5).
Autocar is one of nine titles across Europe that sponsors COTY.
The award has been running since 1964, making the 2024 running of the competition the 60th anniversary.