Press Centre

Car of the Year 2019

Congratulations to the Car of the Year 2018!

The press centre acts as the point of contact for journalists and the media, and also provides information for the general public concerning Car of the Year 2019.



The international Car of the Year award is considered to be the most prestigious and desirable car award in the world. It was initiated in 1964 by several European magazines – amongst them ever since the Sixties is stern, as the only German magazine. Today the organisation consists of seven magazines, including Italy (Auto), France (L’Automobile), Spain (Autopista), Great Britain (Autocar), Holland (Autovisie), Sweden (Vi Bilägare) and Germany (stern). The Car of the Year jury is made up of 58 journalists from 22 European countries. As the only European prize in the segment Car of the Year is awarded by recognised automotive journalists exclusively.