The European Car of the Year returns in November, and the important competition has just released the candidates relative to the next edition. The 38 participants must be commercialised in at least five countries across the continent in the 12 months prior to the awards ceremony, which will take place in Paris on November 17.

The judging panel will be comprised of 59 members representing 23 countries, chosen on the basis of the national market: so Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy and Spain will each have six representatives. Last year victory went to the Fiat 500, below are the participants for this year.

Alfa Romeo MiTo Audi A4 Audi Q5 BMW X6 BMW series 7 Chevrolet HHR Chrysler Grand Voyager Citroën Berlingo / Peugeot Partner Citroën C5 Dacia Sandero Dodge Journey Fiat Linea Ford Fiesta Ford Kuga Honda Accord Honda Jazz Hyundai H1 Hyundai i10 Hyundai i20 Hyundai i55 Jaguar XF Jeep Cherokee Lancia Delta Mazda6 Mercedes-Benz GLK Mitsubishi Lancer Opel Agila / Suzuki Splash Opel Insignia Renault Kangoo Renault Koleos Renault Mégane Seat Ibiza Skoda Superb Subaru Forester Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen Scirocco Volvo XC60