The Audi A3 has been selected as the 2014 World Car of the Year. It was chosen from an initial entry list of twenty-four vehicles from all over the world, then a short list of 12, then three finalists: The BMW 4 Series, the Mazda 3, and the Audi A3.
Amazingly, this is the fifth Volkswagen Group car to win the World Car of the Year title in the last six years. Volkswagen Golf (2013 ), the Volkswagen Up! (2012 ), Volkswagen Polo (2010 ), and Volkswagen Golf (2009 ) were all previous winners.
And completing a complete sweep for Germany in 2014, the World Luxury Car is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class; the World Performance Car is the Porsche 911 GT3, with the BMW i3 winning both the World Car Design of the Year and the World Green Car.