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The Peugeot 308 has won the European Car of the Year award for 2014. The award ceremony took place on Monday and the last time Peugeot won the award was with the predecessor to the 308 when the 307 won the title in 2002.

The 308 beat 6 other cars to this title which included the BMW i3 which won the UK car of the year for 2014 and the Tesla Model S electric car.

This was the 51st European Car of the Year award and the seven finalists are taken from a list of 32 nominees which are chosen by 59 automobile journalists from 23 different countries.

The judges take into consideration every area of the car including: value for money, handling, performance and practicality to name a few.

The different cars receive overall scores and the scores were as follows: Peugeot 308 – 307pts; BMW i3 – 223pts; Tesla Model S – 216pts; Citroen Picasso – 182pts; Mazda3 - 180pts; Skoda Octavia – 172pts and finally the Mercedes S-Class with 170pts.

This is what the Peugeot chief executive Maxime Picat had to say about receiving the award: “We feel this vindicates our radical choices made with the 308, but also it was the company’s attempt to improve quality beyond anything that went before that was one of the key reasons the 308 has won this award.”

Watch the video below for the Peugeot 308 winning the 2014 European Car of the Year award:

Do you own a 308?

If you own a 308, we would love to help you find your replacement parts at incredibly low prices. Have a look at our 308 parts page to begin your parts search.

We also have a 308 common problems and solutions page where you can search for the solution to resolving your current issue.

The 308 was released in 2008 and you can read our full 308 review by clicking here.