The title of Car of the Year ( Car of the Year or COTY for short) is by far the most coveted by the industry. One that marks the spirits and gives rise to intense communication campaign around the model rewarded. After the Volkswagen Golf in 2013 and the 308 in 2014, it is again a compact general who wins the crown: the Opel Astra, which follows another very reasonable choice, the Volkswagen Passat in 2015. It is the first title of the German mark after that of the Insignia in 2009.
Despite its hefty price in a contest that rewards almost always available cars, the title narrowly escaped the Volvo XC90. It spends in all cases the rebirth of the Swedish manufacturer under the leadership of the Chinese Geely. Infusing a bit of passion in this vital final square, the Mazda MX-5 moved up to an excellent third place, three years after another podium obtained by his little friend the Toyota GT86 / Subaru BRZ.
Tipped to play a leading role, the Jaguar XE misses the podium, as well as too expensive BMW 7 Series or Audi A4 and Skoda Superb we saw evil, despite their intrinsic qualities, be rewarded by the 58 European journalists jury after the scandal that hit the Volkswagen group.