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The unbelievably-accessible Ford B-Max and the stylish Hyundai i30 are both in with a shot of being crowned 2013 European Car of the Year.
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Hatchbacks dominate 2013 European Car of the Year shortlist

Hatchbacks dominate 2013 European Car of the Year shortlist

The eight-strong shortlist for the prestigious 2013 European Car of the Year award has been announced, with hatchback vehicles leading the charge.

In fact, six of this year's contenders are either conventional B- or C-segment hatchback motors, with the list completed by a sporting coupe and a compact MPV.

One of the vehicles which will be sure to garner plenty of attention by the award's judging panel is the Hyundai i30.

The car's wild curves and creases is sure to catch the eye while analysing its exterior, while a sharp dashboard design will certainly appeal once drivers are behind the steering wheel.

Meanwhile, the Ford B-Max is the only compact MPV in line for this year's European Car of the Year accolade.

The vehicle has already been praised by critics in the motoring industry for its well-engineered design and assurance to keep both driver and all passengers safe.

What's more, the fact that the B-Max's doors can slide all the way open makes entering and exiting the vehicle simple.

Motorists will find out the winner of the 2013 European Car of the Year on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show on March 4th 2013.

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