2012 Car of the Year nominees

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The 2012 Car of the Year nominees have been released and it’s a mixed bag this year. The brand new 2012 Porsche 911 makes an appearance, Citroen gets both its swanky DS4 and DS5 models in the running and Volkswagen is represented by three models: the new Beetle, the Jetta and the Up!.

Some of the more left of field candidates include the refreshed Fiat Panda, the more upper class Opel Zafira Tourer and Renault is competing with its zero emissions Kangoo and Fluence models. The Range Rover Evoque could prove to be a favourite, but we’ll know more when the 35 candidates are whittled down to just seven in January, with the finalist to be announced in March. See after the jump for all the 2012 Car of the Year candidates.

Audi A6 and Q3
BMW 1 Series and 6 Series
Chevrolet Aveo and Orlando
Citroen DS4 and DS5
Fiat Panda
Ford Focus
Honda Civic
Hyundai i40 and Veloster
Kia Picanto and Rio
Lancia Ypsilon
Lexus GS
Mazda CX-5
Mercedes-Benz B-Class, M-Class and SLK
Opel Ampera/Chevrolet Volt
Opel Zafira Tourer
Peugeot 508 and 3008 HYbrid4
Porsche 911 (991)
Ranger Rover Evoque
Renault Kangoo Z.E. and Fluence Z.E.
Ssangyong Korando
Toyota Verso S/Subaru Trezia
Toyota Yaris
Volkswagen Beetle, Jetta and Up!

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