This is not the first time I write about the (European) Car of the Year, but since then we got some new winners.
As a matter of being complete, I will update it for the last 5 years:
2008: Fiat 500 (Minichamps)
2009: Opel Insignia (Norev)
2010: Volkswagen Polo (Norev)
2011: Nissan Leaf (Tomica)
2012: Chevrolet Volt (Maisto)*
*The 2012 title was shared between the Volt and the Opel Ampera. Technically they are the same car.