Check out the 42nd Japan Car of the Year nominees

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The list of nominees for the 42nd 2021–2022 Japan Car of the Year is out.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many cars are included in this year's Japan Car of the Year nominees?

    The list is made up of 29 cars announced or launched between November 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021.
  • How will the winner be decided?

    A committee of 60 individuals will vote to decide which car will win.
  • The nominated vehicles, according to the Japanese organization, are passenger cars announced or launched between November 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021.

    The top 10 cars will be selected as candidates for the final selection of the Japan Car of the Year by the first selection, which will be announced on November 5, 2021.

    The list is made up of 29 cars, and we’re happy to see familiar nameplates.

    Included are Toyota models such as the Corolla Cross and the Land Cruiser — both of which are locally available nameplates.

    Another car loved by many Filipino enthusiasts, the Honda Civic, was nominated. The JDM-spec 11th-gen sedan is also vying to be this year’s Japan Car of the Year.

    The current-gen Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV was also a nominee.

    This year’s Japan Car of the Year nominees list also included a host of American and European brands. These include the Audi A3 series and the Audi Q5, the BMW 4 Series, the Chevrolet Corvette, as well as the C-Class and C-Class models from Mercedes-Benz.

    A committee made up of 60 individuals will vote to decide which among the nominees will nab the coveted Japan Car of the Year award.

    Below is the full list of the nominated nameplates:

    1. Suzuki Solio / Solio Bandit
    2. Suzuki Wagon R Smile
    3. Toyota GR86 / Subaru BRZ
    4. Toyota Mirai
    5. Toyota Aqua
    6. Toyota Corolla Cross
    7. Toyota Land Cruiser
    8. Nissan Note / Note Aura / Note Aura NISMO / Note Autech Crossover
    9. Honda N-One
    10. Honda Vezel
    11. Honda Civic
    12. Mazda MX-30 EV Model
    13. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    14. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV
    15. Audi A3 series
    16. Audi e-Tron 50
    17. Audi Q5 / Q5 sports bag
    18. BMW 4 Series (Coupe / Cabriolet / Grand Coupe / M4 Coupe)
    19. Cadillac CT5
    20. Cadillac XT4
    21. Cadillac Escalade
    22. Chevrolet Corvette
    23. DS Automobile DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4x4
    24. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    25. Mercedes-Benz EQA
    26. Mercedes-Benz S Class
    27. Peugeot 3008 GT Hybrid 4
    28. Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Break
    29. Volkswagen Golf / Golf Variant

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