The World Car Awards countdown officially begins with the announcement of the Top 10 and Top Five finalists in five World Car Awards categories. A jury of 86 distinguished international automotive journalists selected the finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation of each candidate as part of their professional work.The journey’s grande finale will take place when the winners are officially declared in all five vehicle categories at an awards ceremony and press conference to open the New York International Auto Show on April 8, 2020. This year marks the 15th year of the World Car Awards’ partnership with the New York Auto Show.
The 2020 World Car of the Year winner will be selected from 10 finalists, chosen from an initial list of 29 contenders.
The Top Ten World Car of the Year finalists are, in alpha order:
- Hyundai Sonata
- Kia Soul EV
- Kia Telluride
- Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
- Mazda CX-30
- Mercedes-Benz CLA
- Mercedes-Benz GLB
- Volkswagen Golf
- Volkswagen T-Cross.
The 2020 World Urban Car will be chosen from these top five finalists: Kia Soul EV, Mini Electric, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio and Volkswagen T-Cross.
The 2020 World Luxury Car top five finalists are: BMW X5, BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Porsche 911 and Porsche Taycan.
The 2020 World Performance Car top five finalists are: BMW M8, Porsche 718 Spyder/Cayman GT4, Porsche 911, Porsche Taycan and Toyota GR Supra. All cars competing in these four categories are eligible for the 2020 World Car Design of the Year award. The five finalists chosen by the design panel for the jurors’ final vote are in alpha order: Alpine 110S, Mazda3, Mazda CX-30, Peugeot 208 and Porsche Taycan.
The Road to the World Car Awards is an annual journey that follows our 86 international jurors as they test-drive, and vote on, the eligible vehicles for the 2020 awards season. Next stop? The Geneva International Motor Show where the World Car Awards will announce the Top Three in the World finalists as well as the winner of the 2020 World Car Person of the Year award on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 2:45 pm, at the Brembo stand.
The 2020 New York Auto Show runs from April 10 to 19!