2010 Car of the Year candidates announced

The European motoring press has announced their list of candidates for the 2010 Car of the Year award, which was given most recently to the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia. To qualify for the prestigious award, candidates must be on sale by the end of September in at least five European markets.

Sales projections for candidates also must exceed 5,000 units.

The list, published below, could increase, the organizations have said, as the on-sale cutoff date has not occurred.