Tannistest 2023 (COTY 2024)

Cars driving around cones.


  • 2023: From Saturday 23 September to Thursday 28 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.

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 61 members, representing 26 European countries.


Program 2023 (COTY 2024)

Programme Tannistest 2023  (COTY 2024)

Friday September 22

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

Saturday September 23

08.00 – 18.00                 Free testing

Sunday September 24

08.00 – 18.00                 Free testing

Monday September 25

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 26

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 27             

08.00 – 16.00                 Free testing

16.00 – 18.00                 Interview session II

20.00 -                           ‘The Dinner of the Year’

Thursday September 28

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 2022

Tannistest 2022 had attendance of 29 jury members from 18 countries

Register Jury Member + Team

Dear Member of the Jury of Car of the Year,

Here you can sign up for the Tannistest 2023. 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 2023.

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 22 at the latest, and collected on Thursday 28 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 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

Candidate Cars

Provisional longlist of candidates (COTY 2024):

(Updated April – 2023)

Cars marked with a * will be present at Tannistest 2023:

  • Aiways U6

  • BMW 5-series + i5

  • BMW XM

  • BYD Dolphin

  • BYD Atto 3

  • BYD Seal *

  • BYD Han

  • BYD Tang

  • Cupra Tavascan

  • Dacia Duster

  • Ford Explorer

  • Ford Bronco *

  • Ford Mustang

  • Fisker Ocean

  • Honda ZR-V

  • Honda CR-V

  • Honda e:NY1

  • Hyundai Ioniq 6 *

  • Hyundai Kona *

  • Ineos Grenadier

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee *

  • Kia EV9

  • Lexus RZ *

  • Lexus LBX *

  • Lotus Eletre

  • Lucid Air

  • Maserati Granturismo

  • Mercedes-Benz E-class

  • Mercedes-Benz CLE

  • Mercedes-EQ EQE/SUV

  • Mercedes-EQ EQT

  • Nio EL7 *

  • Nio ET5 *

  • Nio ET7 *

  • Peugeot 3008

  • Renault Scenic

  • Renault Espace

  • Smart #1

  • Subaru Crosstrek

  • Toyota C-HR *

  • Toyota Prius *

  • Volvo EX-30

  • VW ID.7

  • VW Passat

  • VW Tiguan

  • Xpeng P7 *

  • Xpeng G9 *

Complete list of testcars at Tannistest 2023

These cars are now confirmed for Tannistest:

(Updated May – 2023)

  • BYD Seal
  • Ford Bronco

  • Hyundai Ioniq 6

  • Hyundai Kona

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Lexus RZ

  • Lexus LBX

  • Nio EL7

  • Nio ET5

  • Nio ET7

  • Toyota C-HR

  • Toyota Prius

  • Xpeng P7

  • Xpeng G9


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 2022

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 2022
Tannistest Today
Here you can download Tannistest Today from 2022 (when issued).
Please press on the links "Frontpage" and "Backpage". Enjoy! (The paper will be uploaded the same day as issued)

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



All pictures are free to use for participants in the Tannistest 2022. Send your request for the 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. 

List of all present testcars: 

Testcars at Tannistest 2022.pdf


Alfa Romeo TONALE_montrealgreen.pdf

BMW iX1.pdf

BMW i7.pdf

Citroën C5 X PureTech 130.pdf

Citroën C5 X Hybrid 225 ë-EAT8 Grey.pdf

Citroën C5 X Hybrid 225 ë-EAT8 White.pdf

Honda Civic Advance.pdf

Honda Civic.pdf

Kia EV6 GT DG 63737.pdf

Kia Niro EV F-KE 42 E.pdf

Kia Niro EV F-KE 49 E.pdf

Kia Sportage PHEV F-KD 1428 E.pdf

Kia Sportage PHEV F-KD 1429 E.pdf

Land Rover Range Rover.pdf

Mazda CX-60 Homura.pdf

Mazda CX-60 Takumi.pdf



NIO ES8.pdf

Nissan Ariya.pdf

Nissan X-Trail.pdf

Opel Astra Hybrid_DK.pdf

Opel Astra Hybrid.pdf

Opel Astra Sports Tourer Hybrid.pdf

Toyota Aygo X CVT.pdf

Toyota Aygo X MT.pdf

Toyota Corolla Cross HEV AWD-i.pdf

Toyota Corolla Cross HEV FWD.pdf

Toyota GR86 2-CAJ-318.pdf

Toyota GR86 2-CAJ-323.pdf

Volkswagen ID Buzz.pdf


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



New timeline for the next step towards Car of the Year 2023

We have decided to move the announcement of the 'Car of the Year 2023' to Brussels Motor Show on Friday the 13th of January. The new timeline is:

November 22 2022:     Final long list publication

November 23 2022:     First round voting

November 24 2022:     Short list publication

January 11/12 2023:    Shortlist testdrives at Circuit de Mettet (Belgium)

January 12 2023:         Final voting deadline

January 13 2023:         Announcement of the Car of the Year 2023 (Bussels Motor Show)

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

Downloads are now available

From this webpage you are now welcome to download the photopackage and the testreports from both the elk-test and the reversing AEB-test. Please go to the download section!

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

As a result of the rising electricity costs, we have unfortunately been forced to ask the Car Manufacturers/Car Importers for payment to charge the electric cars and the plug-in hybrid cars that are participating in Tannistest 2022.
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.


Record numbers of Jurors at Tannistest 2022 (COTY 2023)

Updated 07.09.2022

At the moment 29 Jurors from 18 countries has signed up for Tannistest 2022. That will make this year very speciel, since the registration is still open. The final number of Jurors can therefore easily end up at the highest level ever for a Tannistest... ;-)

At the menu 'Important Information' above you will find the list of attending Jurors.

Tannistest 2022 (COTY 2023)

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 COTY-2022-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