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2020 World Car Of The Year Finalists Announced




The finalists for the 2020 World Car of The Year Awards has been announced at the Delhi Auto Expo.

In the title category of 2020 World Car of the Year, the ten vehicles competing for top honors include automakers from only Europe, Japan and South Korea.

This list will be narrowed down even further at the Geneva Motor Show next month.


The finalists were selected and voted on by an international jury panel that comprises of 86 top-level automotive journalists from several countries around the world.

For a car to be considered, it must be sold in at least five countries, and on at least two continents prior to 1 January of the year of the award.

Below are the top finalists in each of the six categories in alphabetic order

1) World Car of the Year

Hyundai Sonata, Kia Soul EV, Kia Telluride, Mazda3, Mazda CX-30, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes GLB, Range Rover Evoque, Volkswagen Golf, and Volkswagen T-Cross.

2) World Urban Car

Kia Soul EV
Mini Cooper SE
Peugeot 208
Renault Clio
Volkswagen T-Cross

3) World Luxury Car

Mercedes EQC
Porsche 911
Porsche Taycan.

4) World Performance Car

Porsche 718 Spyder/Cayman GT4, Porsche 911
Porsche Taycan
Toyota GR Supra.

5) World Car Design Of The Year

All the cars competing in the top 4 categories above are eligible for World Car Design of the Year awards.

The final five includes,
Alpine 110S
Mazda CX-30
Peugeot 208
Porsche Taycan.

Winners in all the categories will be announced at a special ceremony during the New York Auto Show in April.

Last year, the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUV won the 2019 World Car of the Year award at the New York International Auto Show. It competed against the Audi E-Tron and the Volvo S60/V60.

Previous World Car of the Year winners are: 

•Volvo XC60 (2018)
•Jaguar F-PACE (2017),
•Mazda MX-5 (2016),
•Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2015),
•Audi A3 (2014),
•Volkswagen Golf (2013),
•Volkswagen Up (2012),
•Nissan Leaf (2011),
•Volkswagen Polo (2010,
•Volkswagen Golf (2009),
•Mazda2 / Mazda Demio (2008), •Lexus LS460 (2007),
•BMW 3-Series (2006),
•Audi A6 (2005).

Which Car Do You Think Will Be Crowned The “World Car Of The Year” Come April 2020?

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