Tannistest - a part of The Car of the Year programme

Cars driving around cones.


  • 2024: From Saturday 21 September to Thursday 26 September

  • 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 i cooperation with The Car of the Year Jurygroup.

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 59 members, representing 22 European countries.


Program 2024 (COTY 2025)

Programme Tannistest 2024  (COTY 2025)

Friday September 20

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

Saturday September 21

08.00 – 18.00                 Free testing

Sunday September 22

08.00 – 18.00                 Free testing

Monday September 23

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 24

08.00 – 17.00                 Free testing (Limited no. of cars available)

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 25             

08.00 – 16.00                 Free testing

16.00 – 18.00                 Interview session II

20.00 -                           ‘The Dinner of the Year’

Thursday September 26

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.


Jury Members attending Tannistest 2024

As of July 2024:

-Søren W. Rasmussen

-Velimatti Honkanen

-Fred Magne Skillebæk

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


Czech Republic
iri Duchon

-Florence Lagarde
-Stephane Meunier

-Alexander Bloch
-Hanno Boblenz

-Zsolt Csikós

-Michael McAleer

-Frank Buma

-Andreas Faust
-Ramon Egger

-Sebastjan Plevnjak

-Xavier Pérez Giménez

Most of the Jurors are followed by several co-operators who are important motoring journalists and photographers from their media.

To be updated...

Register Jury Member + Team

Dear Member of the Jury of The Car of the Year,

Here you can sign up for the Tannistest 2024. 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 2024.

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 20th at the latest, and collected on Thursday 26th  September after 2 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 2.200 ex. VAT per car. (appr. 300 Euro)
  • 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

Candidate Cars

Provisional longlist of candidates (COTY 2025):

Alfa Romeo Junior *
Audi Q6 e-tron *
BMW X2/iX2
BYD Seal U *
Citroën C3/ë-C3 *
Citroën C3 Aircross
Cupra Tavascan *
Cupra Terramar
Dacia Duster *
Fiat Grande Panda *
Ford Explorer *
Ford Tourneo Courier
Hyundai Inster *
Hyundai Santa Fe *
KGM Torres
Kia EV3 *
Lexus LBX *
Maserati GranTurismo
Maserati Grecale
Mazda CX-80
MG 3 *
MG Cyberster *
Mini Cooper SE
Mini Countryman
Opel Grandland *
Opel Frontera *
Polestar 3 *
Polestar 4 *
Porsche Macan
Renault 5 *
Renault Symbioz
Renault Rafale
Škoda Superb *
Škoda Kodiaq *
Smart #3
Suzuki Swift *
Toyota Land Cruiser *
Volkswagen Passat *
Volkswagen Tiguan *
Volvo EX90 *
Xpeng G6 *

Cars marked with a * will be at Tannistest 2024:


Complete list of testcars at Tannistest 2024

These cars are now confirmed for Tannistest:

(Updated 04.07.2024)

Alfa Romeo Junior
Audi Q6 e-tron
BYD Seal U
Citroën C3/ë-C3
Cupra Tavascan
Dacia Duster
Fiat Grande Pande
Ford Explorer
Hyundai Inster
Hyundai Santa Fe
Kia EV3
Lexus LBX
MG 3
MG Cyberster
Opel Grandland
Opel Frontera
Polestar 3
Polestar 4
Renault 5
Škoda Superb
Škoda Kodiaq
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Land Cruiser
Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Tiguan
Volvo EX90
Xpeng G6

We still expect some more car models at the test event. The list will be updated daily...


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

Søren W. Rasmussen
President, COTY
Organizer of Tannistest
Mobile phone: +45 20 20 77 73

Useful links:

Testcar Specification 2023

For Danish participants

Igen i år laver FDM/Motor en fælles ansøgning til Motorstyrelsen, så hvis blot vi får en kopi af registreringsattesten på bilerne sørger vi for de nedenstående deltagere:

Danske deltagere:

Søren W. Rasmussen, Karsten M. Lemche, Torben Arent


ELK and AEB Rear testresults 2023
ELK-Test 2023 - Download Report 

AEB-Rear Test 2023 Report - Download Report
Tannistest Today
Here you can download Tannistest Today (when issued).

#1 Tannistest Today - Saturday
#2 Tannistest Today - Sunday.pdf
#3 Tannistest Today - Monday.pdf
#4 Tannis Today - Tuesday.pdf
#5 Tannis Today - Wednesday.pdf
#6 Tannistest Today - Thursday.pdf


All pictures are free to use for participants in the Tannistest 2023. Pictures will be added to the folder during the Tannistest. If you have questions in regards to pictures, you can contact os via email: kml@fdm.dk

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 2024

Specification Sheet - Testcars at Tannistest 2024

Here you can download specification sheets on all the testcars. 

List of all cars present at the Tannistest: TBA



The Car of the Year 2024 - The winner is...

(February 26th)

The new Renault Scenic has been proclaimed the Car of the Year 2024 in a ceremony that has taken place in Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS). The Renault Scenic E-Tech has achieved first place thanks to 329 votes obtained. For 22 Jurors, this SUV has been chosen as the best of the seven finalists. This is the seventh time that Renault wins the Car of the Year trophy which celebrates its 61st edition.

The BMW 5-Series, second, has been close to Renault Scenic, with a total of 308 votes and 19 best votes, followed by the new Peugeot 3008, third, with 197 and 3 best votes. The rest of the finalist for the award were Kia EV9 (190 points), Volvo EX30 (168), BYD Seal (131) and Toyota C-HR (127). This edition, four of the seven finalist models were completely electric, including the winner and the other three had completely electric and/or plug-in versions.

On this occasion, the Car of the Year ceremony has returned to the GIMS after being held at the Brussels International Motor Show in 2023. Car of the Year ceremony has been the fist event of Geneva International Motor Show.

The Jury for the Car of the Year 2024 has been made up of 58 members, representing 22 countries, with the objective of finding the best new car on sale.

The Short list 2024 - The 7 finalists

(November 27th)

Of the 28 new cars of the long list of candidates, the 59 eligible jury members from 22 countries cast their votes in the first round and selected the shortlist. The seven finalists in alphabetical order are:

  • BMW 5-series
  • BYD Seal
  • Kia EV9
  • Peugeot E-3008/3008
  • Renault Scenic
  • Toyota C-HR
  • Volvo EX30
The official Long list 2024

(November 23rd)

Out of the provisional longlist of candidates, The Car of the Year Jury Committee has selected
the eligible cars for the competition for The Car of the Year 2024. The 28 cars of the official
2024 longlist are, in alphabetical order:

1. BMW 5-series
3. BYD Atto 3
4. BYD Dolphin
5. BYD Han
6. BYD Seal
7. Fiat 600e
8. Ford Bronco
9. Honda CR-V
10. Honda e:NY1
11. Honda ZR-V
12. Hyundai Ioniq 6
13. Hyundai Kona
14. Jeep Grand Cherokee
15. Kia EV9
16. Lexus RZ
17. Lucid Air
18. Mercedes-Benz E-class
19. Mercedes-EQ EQE SUV
20. Nio ET7
21. Peugeot E-3008/3008
22. Renault Espace
23. Renault Scenic
24. Smart #1
25. Toyota C-HR
26. Toyota Prius
27. Volkswagen ID.7
28. Volvo EX30

28 Jurors from 19 countries

(Updated September 20th)

28 Jurors have registered for Tannistest this year. Together with around 30 co-operators we can expect appr. 60 journalists in total. 15 car brands are bringing 23 new car models and in total 50 cars to the event. And for many jurors it is the first chance to drive several of the car models on public roads. It seems to be a great test for all participant!


Last minute update on test cars...

(Updated 20th September - Renault Scenic goes 'Dynamic')

NEW: Renault now confirm that they will bring four cars of the new Scenic and that all cars will be available for dynamic test drives.

There has also been some other changes in the list of cars available at Tannistest 2023. Unfortunately XPENG has chosen to withdraw all the test cars from the test, which means there will be no XPENG P7 or G9 at the Tannistest. I know many have looked forward to see and try these cars, but this is not possible now, and the reason is that XPENG doesn't qualify for the longlist since they are only present in four markets this year. Next year it is another situation...

Luckily we have now been able to welcome FIAT with the new 600e and LUCID AIR this year . The complete list of cars at the event is updated above, and later we will list the complete coverage of car models including detailed information on each test car for the Tannistest.


Please send more cars!

Due to a record amount of jurors attending Tannistest this year we are now in contact to the car manufactors in order to ask for more test cars for the event. This should prevent waiting time for a test car for the Jurors at the event. 


Charging fee for EV's and PHEV's at Tannistest 2023

Tannistest has organized charging infrastructure so we are able to charge all the test cars at the event. To cover these costs, we ask the Car Manufacturers/Car Importers for payment to charge the electric cars and the plug-in hybrid cars that are participating in Tannistest 2023.
The fee will be a 'flat rate' of 100 Euro for each BEV or PHEV car. The fee will be charged at the event to one of the representatives of each brand in case we haven't agreed in other payment methods. The Tannistest organization ensures that all the cars are continuously charged so that there always is sufficient power for the test drives.


27 Jurors from 19 countries

(Updated September 20th)

27 Jurors have registered for Tannistest this year. Together with around 30 co-operators we can expect appr. 60 journalists in total. 15 car brands are bringing 22 new car models and in total 47 cars to the event. And for many jurors it is the first chance to drive several of the car models on public roads. It seems to be a great test for all participant!


Time to sign up for Tannistest 2023

In around 100 days Tannistest 2023 will take place! Therefore, it is recommendable to sign up for the event both for you as a Juror and for you as a representative from the industry. Please use the link here for the sign-up part, but don’t forget to reserve the hotel directly – first in, first served! For the time being we expect around 25-30 jury-members to join the event and around 30-35 new car models.


And the winner is....

Jeep Avenger is Car of the Year 2023!

Congratulations to Jeep!

See more here: https://www.caroftheyear.org/winners/2023/voting-grid.php 

The voting grid was:



1st places

Jeep Avenger



Volkswagen ID. Buzz



Nissan Ariya



Kia Niro



Renault Austral



Peugeot 408



Subaru Solterra/Toyota bZ4X



Thanks to all for a fantastic Tannistest 2022!

This Tannistest has been a suc­cess! Not because of the weather! But because of the great support from both COTY-Jurors and the industry. It has resulted in many cars, fine tests and excellent photo ses­sions. And we managed to have two interesting interview sessions.
So, as the organizer of Tannis-test I will conclude, we got what we came for. It has once again been great to join Tannistest whatever you are a journalist or a represen­tative of the industry.

   I will use the opportunity to thank the car brands for their strong com­­mit­ment and support by bringing both cars and experts.  Also to my colleagues in the Jury and my colleagues from FDM I wish to say: Thank you! And to everyone: I wish you a safe jour­ney back home and welcome back next year!
On behalf of the Nordic jury group
Søren W. Rasmussen