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
Buick Regal / Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Citroën C3 Aircross
Land Rover Discovery
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Range Rover Velar
SsangYong Rexton G4
WORLD LUXURY CAR
WORLD PERFORMANCE CAR
WORLD GREEN CAR
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