The finalists for the Car of the Year Award from 2019 are selected. The winner will be announced on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show in March.
These seven cars were selected from 60 trainees from all over Europe, who simply named their first seven cars that were launched this year. Por Gerel is one of the jurors.
The car of the year is the oldest and most widely known in all car prizes. After the second round of driving and voting, the prize goes to one car, without sub-classes. Last year's winner was the Volvo XC40.
This is an interesting group of finalists this time, with the alpine and electric Jaguar I-Pace that looks.
The last time a sports car wins, it was the Porsche 928 in 1978, and although the alpine is very much loved, many juryers may find it a little bit of interest in minorities.
Jaguar could be more likely because previous winners include Mk2 Prius, Leaf and Ampera, with Tesla Model S and BMW i3 also work well in their year.
Other favorite pages are more conventional. Three grids of medium size, family crossover and greater opening.
The jurors are free to make a very personal judgment based on what they think is important to the car. Obviously, price issues vary by country, and so the dynamics. What works well, for example, Danish roads, does not always feel so good on the word British or Greek.
However, all jurors are required to give special emphasis to technical innovations and value for money. Other considerations mentioned in the category of the award include "design, comfort, safety, economy, handling, performance, functionality, environmental requirements, driver satisfaction and price."
Perhaps the most significant absentee on the list is the new BMW 3 Series, which is acceptable on the basis of its date of sale, but which was not available for testing by a sufficient number of layers before the cut off for the shortlist.