2017 World Car of the Year Award – Meet the Nominees


The nominees for this prestigious award have been announced and Kia and Audi will compete in most categories.
It was 2004 when a non-profit committee of automotive journalist from different countries organized this award. To win the award, the car must be on the market in at least two different continents or five countries.

Mazda MX-5 Miata was the winner of the 2016 World Car of the Year. The 2017 New York Auto Show is the place where we will know the winners, but before that top three finalists will be known in Geneva.


Check out the list of nominees:

2017 World Car of the year nominees are: Buick Lacrosse, Buick Envision, Jaguar F-Pace, SEAT Ateca, Chevrolet Cruze, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat 124 Spider, Skoda Kodaiq, Audi A5/S5, Audi Q2, Audi Q5, SsangYong Tivoli/Tivoli XLV, Volkswagen Tiguan, Kia Rio, Kia Cadenza, Kia Sportage, Honda Civic, Hyundai Genesis G80, Hyundai Elantra, Infinity Q60, Toyota CH-R, Mazda CX-9 and Subaru Impreza.
2017 World Luxury/Performance Car of the year nominees are: Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XT5, Volvo S90/V90, Lincoln Continental, Hyundai Genesis G90, Audi R8 Spider, Range Rover Evoque Convertible, BMW 5 Series, Bentley Bentayga, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, Lexus LC500, Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman and Honda NSX.
2017 World Urban Car of the year nominees are:  BMW i3, Ford Ka+, Smart Brabus, Smart Cabriolet, Suzuki Ignis, Suzuki Baleno, Citroen C3 and Citroen E-Mehari.

2017 World Green Car of the year nominees are: Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Niro, Tesla Model X, Hyundai Ioniq, Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI, Toyota Prius Prime, Toyota RAV4, BMW 740 e iPerformance, Honda FCV Clarity and Mercedes GLC 350 e.

Who do you predict will be the winner in each category?