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The Nissan Leaf has become the first electric car to be crowned Car of the Year. The all-electric Leaf scored 257 points, and beat competition from six other finalists, including the Alfa Romeo Giulietta (248) and Vauxhall Meriva (244), which came in second and third respectively
 
The remaining finalists were the Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX (224), the Citroen C3 and DS3 (175), the Volvo S60 and V60 (145) and the Dacia Duster (132). The Leaf marks Nissan’s second victory in the competition, having taken the gong in 1993 with the Micra supermini.
 
The competition has been run since 1964. 59 jury members from 23 European countries voted in this year’s competition. Each country gets allotted a number of jurors which takes into account that countries car market share and car industry, with the UK having six jurors on the voting panel.
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Maruti Suzuki to launch new Alto K10 next month  
Fiat launches compact SUV Avventura priced up to Rs 8.17 lakh  
Mercedes-Benz eyes SUV segment; launches GLA Class in India  
General Motors launches new SAIL compact, sedan  
Lamborghini launches super sports car Huracan in India  
Audi launches Audi Q3 Dynamic priced at Rs 38.40 lakh  
Hyundai launches Elite i20; price starts at Rs 4.9 lakh  
Mercedes-Benz launches 2014 edition of CLS 350  
Yamaha launches upgraded FZ and FZ-S bikes for up to Rs 78,250  
Toyota recalls 2.27 million vehicles globally over airbag defect  
Merc launches locally-made S Class diesel models at Rs 1.07 cr  
BMW launches locally made X5 at Rs 70.9 lakh  
Aerofex hoverbike gets set for flight by 2017  
Woman, daughter found hanging  
BMW launches M6 Gran Coupe for Rs 1.75 crore  
US engineers develop world's fastest car Venom GT  
Tata Motors unveils two new models  
Honda Cars sales up three-fold in January at 15,714 units  
Hero unveils 150cc diesel concept motorcycle  
New Honda City launched at Rs 7.42 lakh  
Maruti Suzuki recalls Ertiga, Swift, Dzire, A-Star  
Maruti Suzuki August sales up 61 pc at 87,323 units  
Maruti Suzuki launches Stingray at Rs 4.10 lakh  
Hyundai on a journey to drive 'Made in India' car  
Nissan re-launches Datsun brand, to be priced under Rs 4 lakh  
 
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