The Road to the World Car continues with the announcement of the finalists in six award categories.
This release kicks off the countdown for the 2017 World Car Awards (WCA) prize-giving ceremony to be hosted by the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Winners of the 2017 World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car, World Car Design of the Year and the inaugural World Urban Car will all be declared at this time.
2017 marks the fourth consecutive year that the World Car Awards have retained their ranking as the number one automotive awards program in the world in terms of media reach.
The Global Trends Report, presented annually by Prime Research and Autoneum, will also be announced during the New York show press conference and media breakfast hosted by Bridgestone Corporation. The report is the culmination of research and insights across the past six months.
A jury of 75 distinguished international automotive journalists selected the following finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation with each candidate as part of their professional work. The international accounting firm KPMG tabulated the jurors’ ballots; then announced the finalists.
The 2017 World Car of the Year will be selected from the following 10 finalists listed in alphabetical order.
- Audi A5 / S5 Coupé
- Audi Q2
- Audi Q5
- Fiat/Abarth 124 Spyder
- Honda Civic
- Jaguar F-PACE
- Mazda CX-9
- Skoda Kodiaq
- Toyota C-HR
- Volkswagen Tiguan
Cars eligible for the 2017 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 beginning January 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2017. Candidates may be pre-production or all-new production.
For more details about our jurors and their outlets, visit the web site: <www.wcoty.com> and click < Jurors.