Alfa Romeo Giulia
The Giulia, a new Italian BMW 3 Series rival, is a sure favourite for this year’s crown, with the new E-Class and its lengthy list of technical advancements posing one of the biggest threats.
Autocar’s own Matt Prior will be on the judging panel, with the final decision on the 2017 winner being announced on the eve of the Geneva motor show on 6 March 2017.
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