The nominees of the World Car Awards

The finalists for the World Car of the Year, World Performance Car, World Green Car, World Car Design of the Year were announced at the Geneva Motor Show, and its neck and neck between the three finalists in each category.

The winners will be announced at New York Auto Show due next month. World Car Steering Committee appointed 66 experienced and influential journalists from 25 countries to vote for each category. Recent years have seen a success of hatchbacks with winners of World Car of the Year as follows:

  • Mazda2 – 2008
  • VW Golf – 2009
  • VW Polo – 2010
  • Nissan Leaf – 2011

Previous winners include Lexus LS460 in 2007, BMW 3-Series in 2006 and Audi A6 in 2005.

Nominated cars for the World Car of the Year title have been shortlisted from 34 vehicles. Criterion for being nominated as World Car is that the cars should be available on sale in at least two continents during the period starting January 1, 2011 and ending May 30, 2012.

Do tell us who you think is deserving.

World Car Awards

2012 World Car of the Year finalists:
  • BMW 3-Series
  • Porsche 911
  • Volkswagen Up!
2012 World Performance Car of the Year finalists:
  • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
  • McLaren MP4-12C
  • Porsche 911

Porsche 911

2012 World Green Car of the Year finalists:
  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY
  • Peugeot 3008 Hybrid
2012 World Car of the Year design finalists:
  • Citroen DS5
  • Range Rover Evoque
  • Volkswagen Up!

Volkswagen Up!

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