The finalists have been announced for the 2017 World Car Awards and Audi, Jaguar and Volkwagen make up the top trio. In fact, all three of the finalists are SUVs – the Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace and the Volkswagen Tiguan.
Reflecting the overall shift of car buying moving towards the SUV, the exclusive trio were shortlisted by an international jury comprised of the world’s top motoring journalists. The winner will be announced at the New York International Auto Show in April.
Both Audi and VW have scooped the World Car of the Year previously, but Jaguar has yet to win the coveted award. In fact, the F-Pace is actually up for two awards, having also been nominated in the World Design of the Year segment alongside the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet and Toyota C-HR. The British company’s SUV is the only manufacturer up for two WCOTY awards.
Audi’s R8 Spyder is nominated for the 2017 World Performance Car award alongside the McLaren 570S and Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman. The well established World Luxury Car Award is to be duelled out by the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Volvo S90/V90.
The World Green Car finalists for 2017 are the Chevrolet Bolt EV family car, the Tesla Model X electric SUV and the Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. A new award for 2017 is the World Urban Car, which aims to pick out smart thinking in the city car category. The BMW i3 84Ah, Citroen C3 and Suzuki Ignis are shortlisted there.
The World Car Awards has been confirmed as the globe’s number-one automotive awards for the fourth successive year.
2017 World Car Awards: the Top Three in the World
2017 World Car of the Year
2017 World Luxury Car
BMW 5 Series
Volvo S90 / V90
2017 World Performance Car
Audi R8 Spyder
Porsche 718 Boxster / Cayman
2017 World Green Car
Tesla Model X
Toyota Prius Prime
2017 World Urban Car
BMW i3 (94 Ah)
2017 World Car Design of the Year
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
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