2017 European Car of the Year Winner Announced

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Peugeot 3008 SUV has been named 2017 European Car of the Year.

The winner was announced in Geneva by a judging panel made up of 58 European journalists from 22 European countries. With a score of 319 points, the Peugeot 3008 beat the Alfa Romeo Giulia (296), Mercedes-Benz E-Class (197), Volvo S90/V90 (172), Citroen C3 (166), Toyota C-HR (165) and Nissan Micra (135) for the coveted award.

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The Peugeot 3008 is the fifth car from the French automaker to win Car of the Year and is the first SUV honored in the history of the award. Previous Peugeot winners include the 308 in 2014, the 307 in 2002, the 405 in 1988 and the 504 in 1969.

“I am particularly proud and very pleased that the new Peugeot 3008 has just won the 2017 Car of the Year prize. This trophy is the culmination of five years of incredible work by the brand’s teams and our group.” Jean-Philippe Imparato, CEO of the Peugeot brand.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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