COTY 2020
COTY 2020

COTY 2020: And the winner is…

02. 03. 20.

COTY 2020: And the winner is…

The 2020 Car of the Year award goes to Peugeot 208.

The Car of the Year award ceremony was held in exceptional conditions at Palexpo on Monday, March 2. Behind closed doors, the event was transmitted live on the Geneva International Motor Show website, and on the Facebook page #GimsSwiss.

A jury of 60 journalists elected the Peugeot 208 as “Car of the Year” ahead of the six other finalists. The car stood out from its competitors thanks to its exceptional choice of powertrains which includes an electric version beside the traditional gasoline and diesel engines.

COTY 208

Once the winner was announced, Frank Janssen (photo), President of the Jury and car journalist from the German magazine Stern, had the opportunity to talk to Mr Jean-Philippe Imparato, the brand director of Peugeot, by video-conference. Not present on site, Mr Imparato was able to react live to the announcement:

 We are delighted that the Peugeot 208 has been honoured "Car of the Year". It's fantastic to be recognized by a jury of experts like the Car of the Year jury.

Here are the 2020 results:

Peugeot 208 281 points
Tesla Model 3 242 points
Porsche Taycan 222 points
Renault Clio 211 points
Ford Puma 209 points
Toyota Corolla 152 points
BMW 1 Series 133 points


Car of the Year is organized since 1964 by seven major magazines in Europe: Auto in Italy, Autocar in the United Kingdom, Autopista in Spain, Autovisie in the Netherlands, L'Automobile Magazine in France, Stern in Germany and Vi Bilägare in Sweden. The 60 best reporters from 23 countries in Europe's automotive world voted for the winner. This award is considered the most prestigious and coveted distinction in the automotive world.

Details of the results and the entire ceremony can be viewed in the video below.