After the electric revolution of the last few years (the Nissan Leaf started in 2011) comes the off-road revolution, naturally accompanied by battery propulsion.
With 328 votes, a real plebiscite, Jeep Avenger takes the iconic US off-road brand - now part of Stellantis - to the top step of the Car of the Year award for the first time.
Antonella Bruno, head of Jeep Europe at Stellantis, collected the trophy awarded after the counting of votes at the venue of the event at the Brussels Auto Show.
For 2023, behind the winner of the Car of the Year title was placed (another sign of change) a minibus, the electric ID.Buzz by Volkswagen, with 241 votes from the 59 jurors representing 23 European countries ( the Russian jurors are suspended).
With 211 points, the Nissan Ariya finished third, battling it out – vote after vote – against the new generation Kia Niro which finished fourth with 200 points.
Followed by Renault Austral (163), Peugeot 408 (149) and the Subaru Solterra/Toyota bZ4X pair considered the same car with different bodies (133).