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2018 World Car Awards

19/03/2018

2018 World Car Awards

The World Car Awards are used to acknowledge automotive excellence on an international scale, bringing a large and varied selection of specialists and professionals from each part of the industry together.

The journey on The Road to World Car 2018 began at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. After the LA Auto Show, the next stop was the Geneva International Motor Show earlier this month, where the top three finalists from each category were declared. The journey will officially end at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday 28th March, where the overall winners of the World Car Awards will be announced.

Since September, a jury of 82 well-known international automotive journalists have test driven and told their stories of the eligible cars from the categories, before voting by secret ballot for the finalists.

Although you’ll have to wait another week for the car winners in each category to be announced, one has already been awarded. Hakan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Car Group has been named as the first ever ‘World Car Person of the Year’!

The World Car of the Year actually has six awards on offer: the 2018 World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car, World Urban Car, and World Car Design of the Year. The Top Three in the World for each category are as follows…

2018 World Car of the Year – Mazda CX-5, Range Rover Velar and Volvo XC60

2018 World Urban Car – Ford Fiesta, Suzuki Swift and Volkswagen Polo

2018 World Luxury Car – Audi A8, Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Panamera

2018 World Performance Car – BMW M5, Honda Civic Type R and Lexus LC 500

2018 World Green Car – BMW 530e iPerformance, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Nissan LEAF

2018 World Car Design of the Year – Lexus LC 500, Range Rover Velar and Volvo XC90

In 2017, the Jaguar F-Pace was voted World Car of the Year, which car do you think will win this year?