The Road To World Car Continues…

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Top 10 world car awards finalists announced

The journey on The Road to the World Car continues with the recent announcement of the finalists in all five award categories.

The 2016 World Car Awards prize-giving ceremony will be hosted by the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Winners of the 2016 World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year will all be declared.

A jury of 73 distinguished, international automotive journalists selected the following finalists in the World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car and World Performance Car categories by secret ballot based on their experience with each candidate as part of their professional work.

The international accounting firm KPMG tabulated the jurors’ ballots and announced the finalists.

Cars eligible for the 2016 World Car Design of the Year award are taken from the list of World Car candidates or may be included as a stand-alone entry provided the vehicle is available in quantities of at least 10 in one major market during the period. Candidates may be pre-production or all-new production.

The Road to the World Car began in Paris in October, followed by a stop in Los Angeles for a test-drive of the North American contenders in November. The journey ends at the NYIAS on Thursday, March 24.

The 2016 World Car of the Year will be selected from the following 10 finalists listed in alphabetical order.

• Audi A4 Sedan / Audi A4 Avant
• BMW X1
• Hyundai Tucson
• Jaguar XE
• Land Rover Discovery Sport
• Mazda CX-3
• Mazda MX-5
• Mercedes-Benz GLC
• Skoda Superb
• Toyota Prius

The 2016 World Performance Car finalists:

• Audi R8 Coupe
• Chevrolet Camaro
• Honda Civic Type R I
• Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé
• Range Rover Sport SVR

The 2016 World Green Car finalists:

• BMW 330e Plug-in-hybrid
• Chevrolet Volt
• Toyota Prius (Hybrid)
• Toyota Mirai (Hydrogen Fuel Cell)
• Volkswagen Passat GTE

The 2016 World Car Design of the Year finalists:

• Cadillac CT6
• Jaguar XE
• Mazda CX-3
• Mazda MX-5
• Land Rover Discovery

The 2016 World Luxury Car finalists:

• Audi Q7
• BMW 7 Series
• Jaguar XF
• Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
• Volvo XC90

           —Compiled by Christy Hinko

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