French model has been announced as judges favourite at the Geneva motor show; it beats the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Nissan Micra and more

The Peugeot 3008 has been awarded the 2017 Car of the Year award in Geneva, beating six other cars including the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Mercedes-Benz E-Class to the top spot.

Other cars in the running included the Volvo S90 and its estate sibling, the V90, the Citroën C3Toyota’s angular C-HR crossover the striking new Nissan Micra.

Among the judges was Autocar's Matt Prior.

Last year’s winner was the Vauxhall Astra, and the victor the year before was the Volkswagen Passat.

Do you agree with this year's outcome? Let us know in the comments below.

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29 November 2016
Why they award Car Of The Year so early in the year, some of the cars nominated aren't even on sale yet so how can they be awarded car of the year?

29 November 2016
I can't see anything really interesting, new innovative here, just evolutions of old designs. Presumably the 2017 CoTY is for cars which are predominantly European and which were predominantly launched last year? This would explain the absence of cars like the Honda Civic and the electric / hybrid Hyundais and Kias. Or is the Honda already considered to be an older model since it was launched in other markets a year ago?
Anyway, I'd nominate the Nissan Micra if only because it is such an improvement over the previous one.

6 March 2017
[quote=LP in Brighton]I can't see anything really interesting, new innovative here, just evolutions of old designs. [/quote] Errr..yes, that Micra is simply an evolution of the old car. And that Toyota is sooo dull-looking. As is the 3008. Are you sure you're on the right website? Maybe caravaning might be more suitable.

6 March 2017
Irrelevant these days. Why ? The 3008: either the apotheosis of the European car industry's technological capability or a gerrymandered nonsense mocked-up as European automotive meritocracy....


6 March 2017
Seriously?? Europe's cities are plagued by congestion and diesel fumes and the give COTY to a... diesel SUV? A diesel SUV that advances the art of the car not at all, and is noteworthy only because it's better than some of Peugeot's other recent output? Laughable.

6 March 2017
Peugeot 3008 Car Of The Year,what for? nothing special about this warmed over pseudo SUV,to me it sounds like that it was France's turn to win the COTY award. Next year it's probably Italy's turn,Alfa Romeo Stelvio COTY 2018?

6 March 2017
Wow..what a moaning bunch of whiners you lot are. Have you sat inside a 3008? It's a game-changer. The Brexit whingeing is gonna get louder when PSA ditch Vauxhall..I guess you can always vote for a Morgan. The very summation of our proud forward-looking automotive industry.

6 March 2017
to be honest, the 3008 is a joke of a car. Pretty useless and horrible. The Giulia would have been a better choice. At least it's a properly new platform mated to properly new engines. Dreadful outcome for car nuts and petrolheads.

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