CoTY shortlist finalised
9 October 2006

Can you name the seven best new cars of the year? Tricky, isn't it?

The committee for the Car of the Year 2007 certainly found it hard: this year's shortlist contains eight nominations as they couldn't agree on the usual seven.

The nominees are: Citroën C4 Picasso Fiat Grande Punto Ford S-MaxHonda CivicVauxhall CorsaPeugeot 207Skoda RoomsterVolvo C30.

If agreeing on those eight cars proved difficult, we're expecting pitched battles over the wining car. Going on previous form, Fiat's got the best chance – it has won seven times before, most recently with the new Panda in 2004. Citroen has won three times before, with the GS in 1971, the CX in 1975 and the XM in 1990. Ford, Pegeot and Vauxhall have all won twice before.

That leaves Honda, Skoda and Volvo as the outside chances – they’ve never won before. Then again, we wouldn't like to bet against cars such as the Civic, Roomster and C30.

Either way, the winner will be decided by Monday 13 November, when results are announced. We'll keep you posted.

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