2016 World Car Awards finalists

European brands have rather dominated the finalist lists for the 2016 World Car Awards. Indeed, they account for 60 percent of the vehicles chosen by a jury of 73 international motoring journalists.

Jaguar Land Rover and Volkswagen Group are particularly well represented, as six products from the former and five from the latter appear across the five categories.

The finalists in alphabetical order are:

World Car of the Year
  • Audi A4 Sedan / Avant
  • BMW X1
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Jaguar XE
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport
  • Mazda CX-3
  • Mazda MX-5
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC
  • Škoda Superb
  • Toyota Prius
Deserves to win: Jaguar XE or Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Jaguar XE (2015) Front Side 1

World Luxury Car of the Year
  • Audi Q7
  • BMW 7 Series
  • Jaguar XF
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé
  • Volvo XC90
Deserves to win: Volvo XC90.

Volvo XC90 R-Design (2015) Side

World Performance Car of the Year
  • Audi R8 Coupé
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Honda Civic Type R
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR
  • Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé
Deserves to win: Audi R8 Coupé or Chevrolet Camaro (simply because they’re not just sporty versions of mainstream models).

Chevrolet Camaro RS (2016) Front Side

World Green Car of the Year
  • BMW 330e (plug-in hybrid)
  • Chevrolet Volt (range extender)
  • Toyota Prius (hybrid)
  • Toyota Mirai (hydrogen fuel cell)
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE (plug-in hybrid)
Deserves to win: Toyota Mirai.

Toyota Mirai (2016) Front Side

World Car Design of the Year
  • Cadillac CT6
  • Mazda CX-3
  • Mazda MX-5
  • Jaguar XE
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport
Deserves to win: Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Land Rover Discovery Sport (2015) Rear Side

Now a second round of voting begins. After that’s done, the top three finalists in each class are going to be announced at the Geneva International Motor Show on the 1st of March.

Then, to complete the process, the five winners will be declared at the New York International Auto Show on the 24th of March.

Related posts:
2016 NACTOY winners
2016 European Car of the Year nominees
2015 World Car Awards winners

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