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6 candidates running for "The most beautiful car of the year" 2017 election

 - 13/12/2017

The vehicles nominated for the “Most beautiful car of the year” 2017 election during the forthcoming International Automobile Festival, whose award ceremony will take place on January 20, 2018, are the Alpine A110, BMW X2, DS 7 Crossback, Jaguar E-Pace, Mazda MX-5 RF and Volvo XC60. So, who will the online voters choose to take over from the Alfa Romeo Giulia, elected last year?

Online voting will be taking place on the International Automobile Festival site from December 7, 2017 to January 21, 2018. The voting takes place in several stages and one or two cars are eliminated at each stage. The first wave of voting runs from the 7 to 17 December, before a quarter-final from 18 to 27 December, a semi-final from 28 December to 7 January, and lastly, the finals from 8 to 21 January.

The festival’s Grand Prix ceremony will take place on Tuesday, 30 January 2018, when the winner of the “Most Beautiful Car of the Year” 2017 will be announced and the year’s most beautiful automotive and artistic projects of the year will be rewarded. The jury will once more be chaired by architect Jean‐Michel Wilmotte, assisted by Chantal Thomass.

Finally, the traditional “Concept Car & Design Automobile” exhibition will take place from 31 January to February 2018 in a 3,000m² bespoke area at the Invalides in Paris, France. The organisers have not yet finalised the twenty or so models to be showcased, with the exception of the Mazda Vision Coupé, already featured on the event’s poster and which will be unveiled in Europe during the event.

The organisers have also promised a special exhibition entitled “French design in the international automobile industry”.

(33rd International Automobile Festival, concept car and automotive design exhibition from 31 January to 4 February 2018 at the Invalides, website :


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