Tannistest 2022

Cars driving around cones.


  • The largest independent car test in the world.

  • A unique opportunity for the Car of the Year jurors to test and compare all the candidates in equal driving conditions.

  • Organized yearly by the Nordic jury group.

Cars parked side by side.

 Car of the Year

  • An international award, judged by a panel of senior motoring journalists across Europe.

  • The object is yearly to acclaim the most outstanding new car on the European market.

  • The Jury consists of 61members, representing 26 European countries.

Important information

Program 2022

Programme Tannistest 2022  

Friday September 23

All test cars should arrive latest friday (But they can be delivered from wednesday)

Saturday September 24

08.00 – 18.00                 Free testing

Sunday September 25

08.00 – 18.00                 Free testing

Monday September 26

09.00 – 12.00                 Beach photo

08.00 – 16.00                 Free testing (limited number of test cars)

20.00 – 23.00                 Night driving session I

Tuesday September 27

08.00 – 17.00                 Free testing (limited number of test cars)

09.00 – 16.00                 Special tests at the Sindal airport

16.00 – 18.00                 Interview session I

20.00 – 23.00                 Night driving session II

Wednesday September 28             

08.00 – 16.00                 Free testing

16.00 – 18.00                 Interview session II

20.00 -                           ‘The Dinner of the Year’

Thursday September 29

08.00 – 14.00                 Free testing
                                       Test ends at 14.00

NOTE! Please kindly take into account that changes may occur due to the weather conditions. Every morning you will get the latest information in the Tannistest Today newsletter.


Register Jury Member + Team

Dear Member of the Jury of Car of the Year,

Here you can sign up for the Tannistest 2022. The fee for all members of the jury and their cooperators is 150 Euro per person.

Please enter your details below. You can enter up to 5 Co-operators if needed.

Note: Book your lodging directly with the Tannishus Hotel, tel: +45 98 93 13 00 or via e-mail:

To register as jury member + team please send the following information to tannistest@fdm.dk

  • E- mail
  • Name
  • Country
  • Day of arrival
  • Day of departure
  • Do you need shuttle from the airport? If yes, please send flight details
  • If you also register for co-operator please remember to send the following information:
  • Co-operator (Enter name)
  • Co-operator (Arrival)
  • Co-operator  (Departure)
Register as Observer/Expert

Here you can sign up for the Tannistest 2022.

Please note: Book your lodging directly with the Tannishus Hotel, tel: +45 98 93 13 00 or via e-mail:

To register as Observer/Expert please send the following information to tannistest@fdm.dk

  • E- mail
  • Name
  • Company
  • Job Title
  • Country
  • Day of arrival
  • Day of departure
  • Other relevant information
Register test car(s)

There can be one, two or three versions of the same candidate car.

Please fill in one registration-form per car attending the Tannistest.

Cars should be delivered on Friday September 23 at the latest, and collected on Thursday 29 September after 3 pm.

Delivery Address:
Hotel Tannishus
Tannisbugtvej 123
Tversted Strand
DK-9881 Bindslev

To register a car please send the following information to tannistest@fdm.dk

Remember to fill in a specification sheet for each car and be as accurately as possible.

  • E-mail
  • Manufacturer 
  • General model name
  • Exact model name 
  • Colour (if possible)
  • Registration / License Number (if possible)
  • Other relevant information
  • Car cleaning (exterior and interior) 
    Yes/No/Not yet decided

    Conditions for car cleaning
  • Price for car cleaning is DKK 1.995 ex. VAT per car.
  • Contact person (name) 
  • Contact person (mobile phone) 
How to get there / Accommodation


Hotel Tannishus
Tannisbugtvej 123
DK-9981 Bindslev


By car from Europe:

From the German border it is less than 400 km to the Hotel Tannishus. In Denmark there is a motorway all the way to Hirtshals. From there it is only 15 km to Hotel Tannishus in Tversted.

By airplane:

The flight from Copenhagen to Aalborg airport is approx. 40 minutes. There are also other flight connections directly to Aalborg. From Aalborg airport it takes less than one hour to drive to the hotel. You can rent a car from the airport.

For Jury-members we have a special shuttle-service from the airport to Hotel Tannishus and return. If you need this, please let us know and please mail all flight details to tannistest@fdm.dk


Tannistest has obtained a special price for staying at Hotel Tannishus for all participants. The price includes breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as it includes The Dinner of the year Wednesday evening. Please ask the reception for details.

For guests who do not stay at Hotel Tannishus it is possible to buy tickets for meals at the reception.

Hotel reservations should be made directly with Hotel Tannishus: hotel@tannishus.dk or phone: +45 98 93 13 00

Cars at Tannistest + Candidate Cars

Provisional longlist of candidates (COTY 2023):

(Updated 09.08 – 2022)

Cars marked with a * will be present at Tannistest 2022:

  • Aiways U5

  • Alfa Romeo Tonale *

  • BAIC EU5 

  • BMW i7 *

  • BMW X1/iX1 *

  • BMW 2 Active Tourer *

  • BYD Tang

  • Byton M-Byte

  • Citroën C5X *

  • Dacia Jogger *

  • DFSK Series 5

  • Fisker Ocean

  • Honda Civic *

  • Hongqi E-HS9

  • Hyundai Ioniq 6

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Kia Niro *

  • Kia Sportage *

  • Land Rover Range Rover

  • Lexus RZ

  • Lucid Air

  • Mazda CX-60

  • Mercedes-EQ EQE

  • Mitsubishi Outlander

  • MG 4 *

  • MG 5 *

  • Nio ES8

  • Nio ET5

  • Nissan Ariya *

  • Nissan X-Trail *

  • Opel/Vauxhall Astra *

  • Ora Cat

  • Peugeot 408

  • Renault 5

  • Renault Austral *

  • Smart SUV

  • Toyota Aygo X *

  • Toyota bZ4X / Subaru Solterra *

  • Toyota Corolla Cross *

  • Toyota GR86

  • Vinfast VF33

  • VW ID Buzz *

  • VW Taigo *

  • Xpeng P5

Complete list of testcars at Tannistest 2022

These cars has already signed up for Tannistest:

(Updated 09.08 – 2022 - The list is still growing...)

  • Alfa Romeo Tonale

  • BMW i7

  • BMW X1/iX1

  • BMW 2 Active Tourer

  • Citroën C5X

  • Dacia Jogger

  • Honda Civic

  • Kia Niro

  • Kia Sportage

  • MG 4

  • MG 5

  • Nissan Ariya

  • Nissan X-Trail

  • Opel/Vauxhall Astra

  • Renault Austral

  • Toyota Aygo X

  • Toyota bZ4X

  • Toyota Corolla Cross

  • VW ID Buzz

  • VW Taigo


In case you have questions, please feel free to contact Tannistest.

Søren W. Rasmussen
Danish Jury member, COTY
Organizer of Tannistest
tel. +45 45 27 07 73

Useful links:

Testcar Specification 2022

For Danish participants

I år laver FDM/Motor en fælles ansøgning til Motorstyrelsen, så hvis blot vi får registreringsnummeret og registreringslandet samt en kopi af registreringsattesten på bilerne sørger vi for de nedenstående deltagere. Ved selve testen skal vi bruge foto af reg.attesten, som sendes til SKAT. 

Danske deltagere:

Søren W. Rasmussen, journalist FDM-Motor Karsten M. Lemche, journalist FDM-Motor Torben Arent, journalist FDM-Motor
  • Biler fra udlandet


ELK and AEB Rear testresults 2021
Tannistest Today
Here you can download Tannistest Today. Please press on the links "Frontpage" and "Backpage". Enjoy!

DAY 1 - Saturday: Frontpage & Backpage
DAY 2 - Sunday: Frontpage & Backpage
DAY 3 - Monday: Frontpage & Backpage
DAY 4 - Tuesday: Frontpage & Backpage
DAY 5 - Wednesday: Frontpage & Backpage
DAY 6 - Thursday: Frontpage & Backpage

The Photopackage is available now: 



All pictures are free to use for participants in the Tannistest 2021. If the link doesn't work, you can request them by email. Send your request for the complete photopackage (also for the industry) or the beach pictures in jpg or raw format (participants) to:


If you use photo accreditation please apply – Photo: Tannistest/Lemche

Specification Sheet - Fill Out Form

Please leave a copy in each car.

Also, please send a copy of the completed sheets to: tannistest@fdm.dk, as we plan to publish them on the website.

In case you do not manage to print the specification sheet prior to Tannistest, the Tannistest Office can assist you.

Download Specification Sheet: Testcar Specification 2022

Specification Sheet - Testcars at Tannistest 2022

Here we will upload specification sheets on all the testcars. 


Tannistest 2022

Tannistest 2022 is taking place:
24. – 29. September 2022
(week 39)
(Saturday through Thursday)

Don't forget to do the registration for Jury-members, test cars, observers from the industry etc.

And the winner is (February 28th 2022)

The Kia EV6 has been proclaimed the Car of the Year 2022 with 279 points and 12 best votes at the ceremony that took place today in Geneva. The Renault Mégane E-TECH Electric has been second, with 265 points y 15 best votes, while the last place in the podium has been for the Hyundai Ioniq 5, with 261 points, also with 15 best votes. This is the first time that Kia wins the Car of the Year award, which celebrates the 59th edition.

The rest of the finalists for this year award, with six EV cars of the seven, have been Peugeot 308 (191 points), Skoda Enyaq iV (185), Ford Mustang Mach-E (150) and Cupra Born (144). Six of the finalists were fully electric cars, with the seven model available in either petrol or diesel version, or as a rechargeable plug-in hybrid. In the very start of the 2022 edition, 18 of the 39 first cars of the Long list were electric.

Presented by Alexandra Legouix, with the participation of the president of the COTY jury, Frank Janssen, and the CEO of the GIMS SWISS, Sandro Mesquita, this has been the third occasion that the ceremony was celebrated exclusively online in a row due to the pandemic situation, with the presence of the seven models that competed for this award.

The Jury for the Car of the Year 2022 consisted in this time of 59 members, representing 22 European countries, with the objective of finding the best new car on sale. “We’re still independent from the motoring industry and we still have no category”, said Frank Janssen. “We have only one winner at the end, we don’t provide a trophy for each of the participants, so that’s the reason why this prize is so recognize”.

The finalists (November 29th 2021)
The following 7 cars have been selected as finalist cars for Car of the Year 2022:
  • Cupra Born
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Kia EV6
  • Peugeot 308
  • Renault Megane e-Tech
  • Skoda Enyaq
The announcement of the winner will take place on Monday February 28th at 3pm (link to online transmission TBA)
The Longlist (November 17th 2021)
The following cars have been appointed as candidate cars for Car of the Year 2022:


  • Aiways U5
  • Audi E-tron GT
  • Audi Q4 E-tron
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Coupé
  • BMW i4/4 Gran Coupé
  • BMW iX
  • Cupra Born
  • Dacia Spring
  • DS 4
  • DS 9
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E
  • Honda HR-V
  • Hyundai Bayon
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Kia EV6
  • Lexus NX
  • Lynk & Co 01
  • Maserati MC20
  • Mercedes-Benz C Class
  • Mercedes-Benz T Class/ Renault Kangoo
  • Mercedes-EQ EQS
  • MG EHS
  • MG Marvel R
  • Nissan Qashqai
  • Opel Mokka
  • Peugeot 308
  • Renault Arkana
  • Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric
  • Skoda Enyaq iV
  • Skoda Fabia
  • Subaru Outback
  • Tesla Model Y
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Toyota Yaris Cross
  • VW Caddy    
  • VW ID.4
  • VW T7 Multivan


23 Jurors on their way to Tannistest

(Updated 16/9-2021)

At the moment 23 Jurors from 15 countries have registered for Tannistest 2021. Here they will meet 28 candidates for Car of the Year 2022. The cars are all very interesting, since new variants and new models will be available. You find the updated list in the menu in the top of this page.

Jurors registered for Tannistest 2021:


Susanne Hofbauer A
Horst Bauer A

Czech Republic

Jirí Duchon CZ


Søren W. Rasmussen DK


Velimatti Honkanen FIN


Didier Laurent F


Frank Janssen DE
Timo Friedmann DE
Ulla Ellmer DE
Hanno Boblenz DE


Helen Xenakis GR


Zsolt Csikós HU
Miklos Gajdan HU


Michael McAleer IRL


Frank Buma NL


Fred Magne Skillebæk N


Roman Popkiewicz PL
Maciek Ziemek PL


Jan-Erik Berggren S
Carl-Johan Lejland S
Tommy Wahlström S


Peter Ruch CH


Ufuk Sandik TR
New website for Tannistest.com

The website has been updated due to technical problems. This year you have to mail your information and registration instead of using the old forms. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Tannistest 2021 is coming closer…

Dear friends!

In less than one month we are ready to welcome more than 20 jurors and around 25 new candidates to the famous title ‘Car of the Year 2022’. This means at least 50-60 new car models available for the test!

At the moment we are doing our best to finalize the program and the lists of test cars, jury members, assisting journalists, guests from the industry and many more lists..

Please make sure you have registered online for the event by using the buttons on the top of the page.

We all look forward to see you at Tannishus soon…

Best regards

Søren (DK)

The Longlist is now open!

Today the Jury Committee announced the provisional long list for cars eligible for Car of the Year 2022. You will find them by clicking at the menu  above: ‘Candidates for Car of the Year 2022’.

COTY-President, Frank Jansen has these comments to the longlist:

As the name is indicating, the provisional long list, currently consisting of 65 new models, is a living one. As usual, we might see some cars disappear from it as they turn out not to be eligible, as well as we might see some cars to be added. We are still assessing the eligibility of other brands and models based on their presence in the European market during 2021, especially the Chinese brands, and update the list accordingly.