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Old 6th March 2010, 12:38   #1
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Possibly the most coveted of all the automobile awards, the World Car Of The Year finalists have been announced.

The awards to be presented at the New York Motor show next month will have votes from 59 international journalists counted to decided the final winner. The awards will be presented in four catagories:

World car of the year
Performance car of the year
Green car of the year.
‘Design’ car of the year

The finalists announced for the World Car of the year are – W212 Mercedes Benz E-Class, Toyota Prius and the European car of the year and the recently launched Volkswagen Polo hatchback.

The finalists for the world performance car of the year are – Audi R8 V10, Porsche 911 GT3 and the Ferrari California.

In the green catagory, the finalists for the Green Car of the year are – Toyota Prius, Honda Insight and Volkswagen’s BlueMotion offerings.

The design finalists are Citreon C3 Picasso, Kia Soul and Chevrolet Camaro.

The winners will be announced on April 1st 2010 when the New York Auto show goes underway.

Source: 2010 World Car Of The Year Finalists | 2010 New York Auto Show | World Car Of The Year Awards | WCOTY | Autoholiks

The new Polo seems to doing really well for Volkswagen notching up European car of the year awards as well.
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Wow. All three World Car of the Year finalists are available on sale here in India.
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By the way If I ask my fellow BHPians, what would be your car of the year among the three finalists announced?
My choice would be the Mercedes Benz E Class - It closes the gap to BMW 5 series when it comes to driving pleasure without loosing any of the core Mercedes values, ie cosssetting ride, refinement and the way it cocoons you from the outside elements. And then are the looks which are a perfect combination of sporty, elegant and understated and still carries on the E series identity.
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Me too think that w212 will be the winner and there are chances that Polo might take the title by suprise.
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One thing I'm sure of is, if the Polo wins the coveted World COTY award, it'll seriously boost sales in India.

In my opinion,

World car of the year: W212 Merc E-class
Performance car of the year: Audi R8 V10
Green car of the year: Toyota Prius
‘Design’ car of the year: Chevy Camaro
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World Car OF The Year: W212 Mercedes Benz E Class
Performance Car Of The Year: Porsche 911 GT3
Green Car Of The Year: Toyota Prius
Design car of the year: Chevrolet Camaro.... just love that front!
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2010 WCOTY Winners:

World car of the year: Volkswagen Polo
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Performance car of the year: Audi R8 V10
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‘Design’ car of the year: Chevy Camaro
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Green car of the year: Volkswagen's line of diesel-powered BlueMotion vehicles
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World car of the year 2013 finalists announced. European and Japanese brands head the lists.

The finalists for the World Car of the Year awards have been announced, ahead of their reveal at the New York Auto Show on March 28th.
In the title category, jurors will have to select between:
  • Audi A3
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Mazda6
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • Peugeot 208
  • Porsche Boxster / Cayman
  • Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ / Toyota GT 86 / Toyota 86
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Volvo V40
Likewise, the World Performance Car will be one of the following:
  • Aston Martin Vanquish
  • Audi RS 5
  • BMW M6 Coupe / Convertible
  • BMW M 135i
  • Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
  • Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
  • Porsche Boxster / Cayman
  • Renault Clio Sport
  • Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ / Toyota GT 86 / Toyota 86
The World Green Car of the Year will be selected from one of these five models:
  • Renault Zoe
  • smart Electric Drive
  • Tesla Model S
  • Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
  • Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Diesel
Lastly, the World Car Design of the Year award will go to one of the following:
  • Aston Martin Vanquish
  • Renault Clio
  • Jaguar F-Type
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Mazda 6
  • Volkswagen Golf
A panel of 66 international automotive journalists will evaluate the cars on "merit, value, safety, environmental responsibility, emotional appeal and significance." They will narrow the field to three finalists, before having a final vote to select the winners.

Source: World Car Awards

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2013
For the WCOTY, forty two new cars were chosen from across the world as the initial entries, of which ten were shortlisted.

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The finalists are Mercedes-Benz A-class, Porsche Boxster/Cayman (essentially different versions of the same car, one a coupe and the other a convertible), Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86/GT86 and the Volkswagen Golf.
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2014

The countdown has begun for the 2014 World Car Awards (the WCAs) prize-giving ceremony to be hosted by the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) and Bridgestone Corporation on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Winners of the 2014 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 at this time.

The 2014 World Car of the Year will be selected from the following finalists listed in alphabetical order. There are 12 finalists due to a multiple tie.

Audi A3
BMW 4 Series
BMW i3
Cadillac CTS
Citroen C4 Picasso
Ford Fusion / Mondeo
Infiniti Q50
Jeep Cherokee
Lexus IS
Mazda3
Peugeot 308
Skoda Octavia

The 2013 World Car of the Year was handed to the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf.

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Top Three Finalists Announced in All World Car Awards Categories!
The overall winners in all categories will be declared at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 17, 2014.


World Car of the Year

The top three contenders for the overall 2014 World Car of the Year title have been revealed.
They are, in alphabetical order by manufacturer
- Audi A3
- BMW 4 Series
- MazdaWorld Luxury Car

The World Luxury Car award. The top three finalists are:
- Bentley Flying Spur
- Mercedes-Benz S-Class
- Range Rover Sport

World Performance Car- The top three finalists are:
- Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
- Ferrari 458 Speciale
- Porsche 911 GT3

World Green Car - The finalists are
- Audi A3 Sportback g-tron (+ Audi e-gas)
- BMW i3
- Volkswagen XL1

World Car Design of the Year finalists
- BMW i3
- Mazda3
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class



http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/07/w...sts-announced/
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Audi A3 bags the 2014 World Car of the Year

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Built on the same MQB platform as the new VW Golf, which won the Car of the Year title in 2013, the A3 is available in four body styles – 3-door, 5-door, sedan and cabriolet. There are also S3 hot versions of all these cars. An RS3 with 367 hp is also coming next year to act as a flagship.
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/au...ork-80199.html

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1.Porsche 911 GT3: 2014 World Performance Car of the Year

2.BMW i3: 2014 World Green Car of the Year

3. Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 2014 World Luxury Car of the Year

4. BMW i3: 2014 World Design Car of the Year

5. Audi A3: 2014 World Car of the Year


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