The shortlists for the World Car of the Year six award categories were announced at the Geneva International Motor Show. And 2017 World Car Awards winners will be unveiled at New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 13, 2017.
A jury of 75 international automotive journalists from 23 countries (including Eddie Cunningham for Ireland ) selected the following “Top Three in the World” finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation of each candidate as part of their professional work. The international accounting firm KPMG tabulated the jurors’ ballots.
The Top Three in the World finalists in the six award categories are as follows:
2017 World Car of the Year:
Audi Q5; Jaguar F-Pace; Volkswagen Tiguan.
World Luxury Car:
BMW 5 Series; Mercedes-Benz E-Class; Volvo S90/ V90.
World Performance Car:
Audi R8 Spyder; McLaren 570s; Porsche Boxster Cayman.
World Green Car:
Chevrolet Bolt; Tesla Model X; Toyota Prius Prime.
World Urban Car:
BMW i3 (94 Ah ); Citroen C3; Suzuki Ignis.
World Car Design of the Year:
Jaguar F-Pace; Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet; Toyota C-HR.
2017 marks the ninth year of Bridgestone Corporation’s partnership with World Car. Jake Rønsolt, managing director, Consumer BU, Bridgestone EMEA commented, “As the world’s largest tyre and rubber manufacturer, it makes perfect sense to partner with WCOTY. It is the ninth year of our sponsorship and it makes us proud to see so many of the winners running on our tyres. Working together, we can ensure the broad accomplishments of our industry are recognised as widely as possible, which will be essential as we push for innovation in solutions and for digitalisation.”