NYIAS World Car Of The Year Finalists AnnouncedThis year has seen the introduction of several fascinating new entries to the automotive world. However, only one can wing the prestigious NYIAS World Car of the Year Award; which one will it be. Check out the finalists list for this award and others.
Every year, the New York International Auto Show awards it’s annual World Car of the Year Awards. This year is no exception and fortunately enough, the finalists have been announced. The selection process involves 69 panellists from all over the world.
The winners of the award have seen Volkswagen taking World Car of the Year award for 4 of the 5 past years, with Nissan LEAF being the only outlier in 2011.
As for the finalists this year, the list includes 12 members and the entries are as follows (in alphabetical order):
- Audi A3
- BMW 4 Series
- BMW i3
- Cadillac CTS
- Citroen C4 Picasso
- Ford Fusion / Mondeo
- Infiniti Q50
- Jeep Cherokee
- Lexus IS
- Peugeot 308
- Skoda Octavia
The Lexus IS, my personal pick for the World Car of the Year Award
(this car is a MAJOR improvement over the past generation).
The other awards include World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car, World Car Design of the Year among others.
One of the more interesting (and one of the newer) awards is the World Green Car Award which is handled a bit differently from the others. Judging this award will be done by five “green” technology experts who narrowed down the list for the award to just 5 cars which will be voted upon by the 69 jurors. The list is as follows:
- Audi A3 Sportback e-tron (+ Audi e-gas)
- BMW i3
- Honda Accord Hybrid
- Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
- Volkswagen XL1
The BMW i3, my personal pick for the World Green Car Award (though I would have picked the Tesla Model S… of course!).
For the entire press release by New York International Auto Show, check out the link below.