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World Car Of the Year 2020 finalists announced

Tristan Shale-Hester 2020-02-07 17:00

The list of finalists for overall World Car of the Year and five other categories have been announced at the Delhi Auto Show

This year’s finalists for the World Car of the Year Awards have been announced at the Delhi Auto Show in India.

The Awards – which are judged by jurors from around the world, including Auto Express’ own Steve Fowler and Mike Rutherford – feature an overall World Car of the Year Award, for which 10 cars are shortlisted, as well as five other categories.

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Narrowed down from a list of 29 nominees, the 10 finalists for overall World Car of the Year are the Hyundai Sonata, Kia Soul EV, Kia Telluride, Range Rover Evoque, Mazda 3, Mazda CX-30, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes GLB, Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen T-Cross.

As for the other five categories, the finalists for the World Urban Car Award are the Kia Soul EV, MINI Electric, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio and Volkswagen T-Cross.

The BMW X5, BMW X7, Mercedes EQC, Porsche 911 and Porsche Taycan are all up for the World Luxury Car Award. Meanwhile, the finalists for World Performance Car are the BMW M8, Porsche 718 Cayman/Spyder GT4, Porsche 911, Porsche Taycan and Toyota GR Supra.

Seven design experts are judging the World Car Design of the Year Award – the finalists for this are the Alpine 110S, Mazda 3, Mazda CX-30, Peugeot 208 and Porsche Taycan. The winner of the fifth Award – World Car Person of the Year – will be announced at the Geneva International Motor Show on 3 March.

Steve Fowler, World Car of the Year juror and editor-in-chief of Auto Express, commented: “World Car of the Year Awards have become the most important and biggest multi-national new car awards to win and the contenders for this year’s trophies are some of the best I’ve ever had to judge. The final three contenders for each Award are set to be announced at next month’s Geneva motor show, while the winner will be unveiled at the New York motor show in April.”

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