Car of 2023: you choose!

You have chosen the car of 2023 from among 7 official finalists on our social networks. Discover your big winner!

Kia Niro, Nissan Aria, Volkswagen ID. Buzz, Jeep Avenger, Toyota bZ4X, Renault Austral, Peugeot 408 have been known to the automotive world since the end of November. 7 finalists claim the title “Car of the Year 2023”. Before discovering the official result, we asked you to vote for your car of the year on our social networks. with over 250 votes in totaldiscover the favorite model from the beginning of the year!

The Kia Niro didn’t convince you

With just 5 votes, the redesigned 2022 compact SUV is the last of your seven finalists. The first generation, first released in 2016, was nevertheless a success for Kia. It has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. Today, the South Korean manufacturer offers a full-touch Niro with two 10.25-inch screens, as in the EV6 and Sportage models. His grill “tiger’s voice” improved and its lighting signature reinvented. There are 3 versions available: one full hybrid (HEV) 141 hp, a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) 183 hp and finally a 100% electric Niro-EV version It has 204 horsepower and promises 463 km of autonomy (WLTP). Price level, Kia Niro starts from €31,790.

The Nissan Ariya is the penultimate one

In 6th place is still the Asian model. Nissan Ariya, the new figure of the manufacturer’s electric cars, has collected only 8 votes. based on the new CMF-EV platform is available for all Renault-Nissan Alliance models. The Japanese are presented in two versions, two-wheel drive and 4×4 version. The former will have two battery sizes, one with 63kWh combined with 218bhp and one with 87kWh combined with 242bhp. A single 87 kWh battery is available for the four-wheel drive version, but it can be combined with three power levels (290 hp, 305 hp and 395 hp). Currently, Nissan Aria starts at 50,800 euros.

Jeep Avenger in 5th place

Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show with four-wheel drive, the Avenger is number 5 in your 2023 car of the year ranking. The first 100% electric SUV from an American manufacturer 13 collected your votes. This 4.08 meter long “city mini-SUV” is the smallest SUV produced by Jeep. It carries with it two or four engines with a power of 94 hp each, depending on the version. The Jeep Avenger is offered in the French market from 39,500 euros, which makes it the cheapest electric car of the seven finalists of the 2023 edition of the car of the year.

Toyota bZ4X at the foot of the podium

While the Japanese manufacturer has been one of the most reluctant to go all-electric, it’s clear that the new Toyota bZ4X is a crowd pleaser. Named among the seven finalists for 2023 car of the year, the SUV is ranked 4th with 18 votes. Here he is the manufacturer’s first electric model. Not yet on the market, the car should arrive on French soil soon. If we do not yet know the final price of the bZ4X, it should vary between 45,000 and 60,000 €, depending on the version.

Bronze medal for ID card. Buzz

It is the furthest car from an SUV among the seven finalists. ID cards. Buzz is a directly inspired neo-retro electric combo Volkswagen’s iconic van of the 60s. Available from €56,990. Volkswagen ID with a trunk volume of 1121 liters. The Buzz is the car with the most storage space in the range. The 204-horsepower model received 41 votes and ranks third in your car of the year rating.

French woman for silver medal

The new Renault Austral, which replaces the Kadjar, takes second place in the Car of the Year ranking with 73 votes. The French manufacturer’s SUV is set to take the place of the 3008, the market leader in France. The Austral adopts the manufacturer’s new styling, which it shares with the Renault Megane E-Tech, and ditches the diesel for entry. period of hybridization. It offers three different engines of 130, 160 and 200 hp. The starting price is set at 34,000 euros.

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The Peugeot 408 is your car of 2023

with 113 votes, The 408 is your car of 2023! The crossover sedan from Peugeot embraces all the codes that led to the Lion’s revival and success, adding its own little personal touch. According to the manufacturer, this is a vehicle the best habitability of the entire range. Aslan offers three trim levels and three engines (one petrol, two hybrids) with 130, 180 and 225 hp.

The Car of the Year 2023 jury will announce its winner on January 13

If you have already chosen your car of the year, the jury of the real election will announce its decision this Friday, January 13 at the Brussels Motor Show. In the meantime, here’s a summary table of your options:

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