World Car Awards: These Are The Finalists

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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 over 80 international motoring journalists that make up its jury, the World Car Awards (WCA) organisation has revealed the top finalists for the 2018 honours. The jury, including Cars.co.za's Hannes Oosthuizen, the only South African representative, will now have until January to vote on the winners which will be announced at the New York Auto Show at the end of March 2018.

At a quick glance, it looks like Land Rover's Discovery and the new Volkswagen Polo have a particularly strong shot at overall victory. Volkswagen has 3 cars in with a shot, but Kia has the most with 4 candidates. Other strong contenders include the Peugeot 3008, Alfa Giulia or the Volvo XC60.

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

2018 World Car of the Year Finalists


Could the Peugeot 3008, current European Car of the Year champ do the double?

Alfa Romeo Giulia
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
 
BMW X2
BMW X3
 
Buick Regal / Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
 
Citroën C3 Aircross 
 
Dacia Duster
 
Ford Fiesta 
 
Genesis G70
 
Honda Accord
 
Hyundai Kona
 
Jeep Compass
 
Kia Niro
Kia Picanto
Kia Stinger
Kia Stonic
 
Land Rover Discovery
 
Mazda CX-5
 
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
 
Nissan LEAF
Nissan Micra
 
Peugeot 3008
 
Range Rover Velar
 
Renault Koléos
 
SEAT Ibiza
 
Skoda Karoq
 
SsangYong Rexton G4
 
Subaru XV/Crosstrek
 
Suzuki Swift  
 
Toyota Camry
 
Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen T-Roc                                                         
Volkswagen Arteon                                                    
 
Volvo XC60
Volvo XC40

WORLD LUXURY CAR

Audi A8
 
BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo
 
Lexus LS
 
Porsche Cayenne
Porsche Panamera
 

WORLD PERFORMANCE CAR


Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
 
Audi RS 3 Sedan
Audi RS 5 Coupé
 
BMW M5
 
Ferrari Portofino
 
Honda Civic Type R
 
Hyundai i30N
 
Lexus LC 500
 
Renault Alpine A110
 
Volkswagen Polo GTI                                                     

WORLD GREEN CAR

BMW 530e iPerformance
 
Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
 
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
 
Hyundai FE
 
Nissan LEAF
 

WORLD URBAN

Ford Fiesta
 
Hyundai Kona
 
Kia Picanto
Kia Stonic
 
Nissan Micra
 
SEAT Ibiza
 
Suzuki Swift
 
Volkswagen Polo    
 

WORLD CAR DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Vehicles eligible for any of the other World Car awards will be eligible and automatically entered for the World Car Design award.
 
In addition, the following stand-alone entries are also nominated as candidates:
 
BMW i8 Roadster
 
Lamborghini Urus

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