European Car of the Year 2017 winner announced

The Peugeot 3008 takes the European Car of the Year crown at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

The Peugeot 3008 has been named European Car of the Year at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, seeing off competition from new models such as the Mercedes E-Class, Nissan Micra and Alfa Romeo Giulia.

The winner was decided by a team of 58 European judges, taking in factors like design, comfort, safety, performance and driver satisfaction. Judges have 25 points to award across at least five of the seven cars, making for a balanced shortlist.

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The 3008 topped the points list, garnering a total of 319 points. The Alfa Romeo Giulia took second place with 296 points and the Mercedes E-Class clinched a podium position, taking 3rd with 197 points.

Jean-Philippe Imparato, CEO of Peugeot since last September, was visibly very touched:” We are so happy. It is a great moment and I am very proud to receive this prize for our Peugeot 3008.”

European Car of the Year - points tally

Peugeot 3008: 319 points 

Alfa Romeo Giulia: 296 points 

Mercedes-Benz E-Class: 197 points 

Volvo S90/V90: 172 points 

Citroën C3: 166 points 

Toyota C-HR: 165 points 

Nissan Micra: 135 points

Check out what has won the coveted award in previous years below...

European Car of the Year - Past winners

2016: Vauxhall/Opel Astra2015: Volkswagen Passat2014: Peugeot 308

2013: Volkswagen Golf2012: Vauxhall/Opel Ampera2011: Nissan Leaf2010: Volkswagen Polo

2009: Vauxhall/Opel Insignia2008: Fiat 5002007: Ford S-MAX

2006: Renault Clio2005: Toyota Prius2004: Fiat Panda

2003: Renault Megane2002: Peugeot 3072001: Alfa Romeo 1472000: Toyota Yaris

Which of this year's shortlisted cars do you think will win? Let us know in the comments below...

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