• Country: Luxembourg
  • Name: Gerhard Kuntschik, President of the Jury Country: Austria Capital: Vienna Population: 9,097,759 Auto Park: 240.000 new registrations (2021)
  • Name: Xavier Daffe Country: Belgium Capital: Bruxelles Population: 11,239,755 Auto Park: 5,9 millions
  • Name: Ilia Seliktar, Honorary President of the Jury and Co-Founder member of the board Country: Bulgaria Capital: Sofia Population: 6,856,602 Auto Park: 2.5 million, year import and registration of new cars - 35 000, second hand - 250 000. Name: Leonid Seliktar Country: Bulgaria Capital: Sofia Population: 6,856,602 Auto Park: 350,000 new vehicles.
  • Name: Ozren Adamović Country: Croatia Capital: Zagreb Population: 3,88 million Auto Park: 1,968,370
  • Name: Petros Soutzis, Co-founder & Vice President of the jury Country: Cyprus Capital: Nicosia Population: 1,141,166 Auto Park: 900,000
  • Name: Vladimir Rybecky Country: Czech Republic Capital: Prague Population: 10 515 669 Auto Park: 6 293 125 registered cars (average age 15,58), 610 405 registered light commercial vehicles, 186 905 registered trucks, 20 489 registered buses (end of the year 2021). Registrations in 2021: 206 876 new cars, 19 660 new LCVs, 8 679 new trucks, 1 367 buses. Car production in 2021: cars 1 105 223, trucks 1 262, buses 4 947.
  • Name: Mikkel Thomsager Country: Denmark Capital: Copenhagen Population: 5,700,000 Auto Park: 2,278,000
  • Name: Tommi Petteri Lempinen Country: Finland Capital: Helsinki Population: 5,300,000
  • Country: France
  • Name: Ioannis Stavropoulos Country: Greece Capital: Athens Population: 10,815,197 Auto Park: 5.200.000 cars, exclude taxi (is about 34.000) LCV and HCV
  • Name: Robert van Ginneken Country: Holland Capital: Amsterdam Population: 17,5 million Auto Park: 9 million of which 400.000 BEV and 145.000 PHEV
  • Name: Gábor Szécsényi Country: Hungary Capital: Budapesta Population: 9,617,512 Auto Park: 4,000,000
  • Name: Achim Stahn Country: Germany Capital: Berlin Population: 83,000,000 Auto Park: 47,700,000
  • Name: Dave Humphreys Country: Ireland Capital: Dublin Population: 6,378,000 Auto Park: 2,515,322
  • Name: Alessio Viola Country: Italy Capital: Rome Population: 60,795,612 Auto Park: 36,900,000
  • Name: Krumislav Barzov Country: Macedonia Capital: Skopje Population: 2,058,539 Auto Park: 400,000
  • Name: Anthony Alfred Darmanin Country: Malta Capital: Valletta Population: 425,000 Auto Park: 410,000 Registered vehicles, approx. 10,000 new vehicles registered each year
  • Name: David Andersen Country: Norway Capital: Oslo Population: 5,136,700 Auto Park: 3 milion
  • Name: Szczepan Mroczek Country: Poland Capital: Warsaw Population: 37,773,915 Auto Park: 25,000,000
  • Name: José Caetano Country: Portugal Capital: Lisbon Population: 10,347,892 Auto Park: 4,480,000
  • Name: Dan Vardie, Founder & Chairman Country: Romania Capital: Bucharest Population: 19,237,691 Auto Park: 8,9 millions
  • Name: Suspended – Petr Menshikh Country: Russia Capital: Moscow Population: 143,975,923
  • Name: Mladen Alvirović Country: Serbia Capital: Belgrad Population: 7,209,764 Auto Park: 2,200,000
  • Name: Rudolf Karpat, Co-founder Country: Slovakia Capital: Bratislava Population: 5,415,949 Auto Park: 2,725,538 Name: Michal Karpat Country: Slovakia Capital: Bratislava Population: 5,5 milion Auto Park: 3,436.018 cars and LCV registered , 2021 sales: 75.700 cars and LCV
  • Name: Matjaz Korošak Country: Slovenia Capital: Ljublijana Population: 2,061,085 Auto Park: 1,100,000
  • Name: Joan Dalmau Country: Spain Capital: Madrid Population: 46,786,605 Auto Park: 29.9 million vehicles
  • Name: Felix Björklund Country: Sweden Capital: Stockholm Population: 10,23 million Auto Park: 4,887,904
  • Name: Markus Rutishauser Country: Switzerland Capital: Bern Population: 8,306,200 Auto Park: 4,503,339
  • Name: Okan Altan Country: Turkey Capital: Ankara Population: 85 million Auto Park: 25,385,084 (End of 2022, February)
  • Name: Richard Aucock Country: United Kingdom Capital: London Population: 64,511,000 Auto Park: 37,000,000
  • Name: Oleg Vasylevskyi Country: Ukraine Capital: Kiev Population: 42,031,000 Auto Park: 10,950,000 cars and commercial vehicles


  • Gilles Vidal is the new member of DESIGNBEST Hall of Fame;
  • Denis Le Vot is joining MANBEST gallery;
  • Porsche has been voted `COMPANYBEST 2024` .

BYD DOLPHIN, FIAT 600e, HYUNDAI KONA and JEEP AVENGER are the finalists for the AUTOBEST 2024 award. These cars will compete for the prize of Best Buy Car of Europe in 2024. The jury of 31 members from 31 countries will make their final assessments and cast their votes in the upcoming weeks, with the winner of the 23rd Edition of AUTOBEST set to be announced in mid-December. 

AUTOBEST releases the logo of the European AUTOBEST 2024 Finalist. The four manufacturers are entitled to use the logo in their communication and promotion campaigns leading up to the announcement of the AUTOBEST 2024 winner. 

Following successful events organized in the last three years, the jury will again go to Teesdorf, AUSTRIA, on November 21st & 22nd for the Final Test. The Fahrtechnik proving ground, operated by the Austrian Automobile Club (OEAMTC), gained international recognition for vehicle testing and driver education in many areas. With Teesdorf placed in the proximity of Vienna Airport, Autobest established a partnership to perform a comprehensive package of tests to explore the full potential of the finalists. 

The jury voted for Porsche as the winner of COMPANYBEST 2024 award.

This prestigious award is going to Porsche. The German premium manufacturer came out strongly of the pandemic years by presenting a turnover of EUR 37,6 bn. For 2022, an increase of 13,6 percent. Profit and car deliveries – 310.000 – also rose significantly. 2023 began even more impressive for the Stuttgart-based company with significant gains in sales revenue, operating profit and deliveries in the first six months. One year after the IPO, Porsche is in a better condition than ever before. Porsche is also well on schedule in expanding its electric vehicles line-up, with the Macan and the 718 to follow the Taycan in the near future. All these facts convinced the Autobest Jury to award COMPANYBEST to Porsche.

Denis Le Vot, Executive Vice President and CEO Dacia Brand is the newest inductee in the MANBEST 2024 Hall of Fame

Denis is a veteran top executive of Renault group with strong professional expertise. Since taking the leadership of DACIA, Le Vot transformed the company in one of the best car brands in the world, unleashing a huge potential. New models like Bigster or bold new projects like the participation at the Rally Dakar are representing strategies able to make DACIA not only very successful but also a very desirable and a cool car to own. In all these, Denis was instrumental.

The newest inductee in the DESIGNBEST 2024 Hall of Fame is Gilles Vidal, Design Vice President Renault Group

His career has spanned three decades to date, including time at Citroen, Peugeot and Renault, where he is the current Design Vice President. Gilles has shaped some of the most successful models in the European market while also creating numerous memorable and striking concept cars. 

The AUTOBEST jury members represents 31+1 European countries (Russia remains suspended for the time being) – the largest independent motoring jury in Europe and in the world by the number of represented countries. The AUTOBEST jury pays close attention to the automotive industry’s efforts. Investments, new automotive job opportunities, funds for green cars and technologies, the support for different regions of Europe are all carefully checked by the jury. New in-car technologies and connectivity are also under scrutiny. In total, we announce eight awards for these achievements. In the coming weeks, AUTOBEST will communicate the winners of the ECOBEST, SAFETYBEST, SMARTBEST, SPORTBEST and TECHNOBEST categories

The 23rd AUTOBEST Awards Gala ceremony will take place in Luxembourg in 2024, at a date to be announced.

Earlier this year, the 22nd edition of the AUTOBEST Awards Gala took place on May 11th in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in a prestigious historical location : The Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk (https://autobest.org/the-22nd-edition-of-the-autobest-gala-awards-is-set-to-take-place-on-may-11th-in-rotterdam-the-netherlands/)

Over two decades, the AUTOBEST Gala Awards has become the key event on the motoring calendar, with world-class artistic content and a unique Grand Finale for the AUTOBEST Award. More information is available at www.autobest.org 



The AUTOBEST organisation was created in 2001 with the revolutionary concept of finding the ‘Best Buy Car’ available on the European market. For a car to become an AUTOBEST winner, it must represent the best offer for most European customers. Price, service network, spare parts distribution and versatility are the most important criteria in the voting process. Design and new technologies are also becoming a more critical factor for voting. AUTOBEST uses a transparent voting system, with a complex matrix of 13 criteria to decide the winner.

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