World Car Awards: These Are The Finalists


The top finalists in all 6 categories of the prestigious 2017 World Car Awards have been announced.

Following a recent first round of voting by the 75 international motoring journalists that make up its jury, the World Car Awards (WCA) organisation has revealed the top finalists for the 2017 honours. The jury, including's Hannes Oosthuizen, the only South African representative, will now have until mid-February to vote on the winners which will be announced at the New York Auto Show in April. Before then, auditing firm KPMG will reveal the top 3 in each category at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

At a quick glance, it looks like Audi has a particularly strong shot at overall victory, with no fewer than 3 cars in the top 10. Other strong contenders include the newly crowned Consumer Awards Family Car of the Year, the VW Tiguan, Jaguar's stylish new F-PACE and the upcoming Toyota C-HR.

Click on the names of the cars for more information, where available.

2017 World Car of the Year finalists

Could Toyota's bold move with the C-HR be rewarded with World Car Awards glory soon?

World Luxury Car finalists

BMW's new 5 Series goes up against its old foe, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the Luxury Car category.

 2017 World Performance Car finalists

Can a niche brand such as Aston Martin score a surprise victory?

 2017 World Green Car finalists

  • Chevrolet Bolt
  • Honda Clarity Fuel-Cell Car
  • Hyundai Ioniq
  • Tesla Model X
  • Toyota Prius Prime

 2017 World Urban Car finalists

Following the Consumer Awards, could another trophy be on the way for Suzuki?

  • BMW i3 (84 Ah)
  • Citroen C3
  • Ford KA+
  • Smart Cabriolet
  • Suzuki Ignis

2017 Design of the Year

The winner in this category will be selected by a panel of design experts. The five finalists are;

  • Audi A5 / S5 Coupé
  • Jaguar F-PACE
  • Mazda CX-9
  • Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet
  • Toyota CH-R

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