Contenders for Car of the Year Award
* What Car? new car 'Oscars' tonight * First time 'long list' has been announced * Best cars from every category...
The What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2012, will take place at London's Grosvenor House Hotel tonight, but what car will take the industry's ultimate accolade?
For the first time, What Car? has revealed the cars in contention for its coveted Car of the Year Awards ahead of the ceremony.
What Car? editor-in-chief Chas Hallett said: 'The decision-making process this year has been harder than ever, because the automotive industry keeps building better, more economical and more desirable cars that offer consumers great value for money. The objective of the annual What Car? Awards is to let our readers know the best car in every class.
2012 WHAT CAR? CAR OF THE YEAR
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Ford Mondeo last years winner
[Volkswagen Passat](https://www.whatcar.com/car-reviews/volkswagen/passat-saloon/summary/25981-22 title=)
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alfa romeo biggest improvement in co2 in the past year
bmw new 3 series and 520d efficient dynamics
fiat lowest co2 range average
general motors range-extender technology
kia rio 1.1 crdi 85g/km
nissan leaf last years winner
porsche lowest average co2 per 100bhp
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