GENEVA, March 3 (Xinhua) -- In the eve of the 84th Geneva International Motor Show, the Peugeot 308 was named "Car of the Year 2014" on Monday by automobile journalists of seven magazines from 22 countries.
After having been evaluated against the criteria of innovation, quality, value for money and design, Peugeot 308 was voted as winner by the Car of the Year Committee composed of 58 members with 307 points against other six finalists, ahead of two electric cars BMW i3 with 223 points and Tesla S with 216 points.
As in normal practice, all the seven nominees for the award were chosen by the committee from 30 new models launched on the market during the course of 2013 and having sold a minimum of 5,000 units during the year.
Last year, the Volkswagen Golf VII won the trophy, being named as "Car of the Year 2013".
The 84th Geneva Motor Show will open to media on Tuesday and Wednesday before opening to the public from March 6 to 16.