Out of a total of 27 new models that were nominated this time, members of the Finnish Automobile and Traffic Suppliers Association have voted six new models for the Auto in Finland final of the year: Peugeot 2008, Porsche Taycan, Renault Captur, Škoda Octavia, Toyota Yaris and Volkswagen ID.3.
- Each finalist has earned their place and at this stage there are candidates in different price ranges.
Choosing any of these, then it is a qualified car, says Ragnar Mehisto, editor of the VAS committee and editor of Tekniikan Maailma magazine.
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The unifying factor of the car models that have reached the finals this time is, without a doubt, the rise of electric power lines.
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The Porsche Taycan and Volkswagen ID.3 are on sale only as fully electric, in addition to which the all-electric model can also be found in the Peugeot 2008 power line range.
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Downloadable hybrids at the top are represented by Renault Captur and Škoda Octavia.
For the first time, there will be one “self-charging” or stuntless hybrid car in the race, the Toyota Yaris, and for the first time there will be no completely electric cars.
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The Auto Finland of the Year 2021 finalists will be driven by car journalists once again to the KymiRing motorway, after which more than a hundred members of AuLi ry will vote for them.
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In the final round, each member of the jury has 15 votes at their disposal, which the judge will distribute as they wish.
However, one of the six candidates must be promoted to winner in their own points distribution, but not all candidate cars need to be awarded points.
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The Auto in Finland of the Year award, which is being presented for the seventh time now, is the recognition of the Car and Transport Suppliers AuLi Association for a car novelty that offers excellent value for money in Finland.
The winner of the Auto in Finland 2021 competition will be announced on January 27 at the Auto and Traffic Gala in Helsinki.