Dacia has, for the second consecutive year, one model nominated at the prestigious award European Car of the Year (COTY), the biggest award given in Europe. If in the 2012 edition it was Dacia Duster, in 2013 the nominated model is the Lodgy.
Even if the Dacia Lodgy is produced in Morocco, on the list of nominees there is a car produced in Romania: the B-Max model produced by Ford in Craiova.
Dacia Lodgy and Ford B-Max will have strong opponents this year, such as the new Audi A3, the BMW 3 Series, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and SL, the new Porsche Boxster, the V40 from Volvo, the Volkswagen Golf, the Kia Cee’d, the Hyundai i30, the Opel Adam, the new Renault Clio or the Skoda Rapid.
The 7 finalists of the COTY 2013 award will be announced in two months, and the big prize will be awarded at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013. Last year, Dacia Duster has made ??it into the final, but was ranked seventh after voting panel of journalists from across the European continent.