2018 World Car Awards eligibility lists

Organisers of the World Car Awards have revealed the models that'll be competing for 2018's prizes.

2018 World Car of the Year

As expected, an extremely wide range of contenders is going to vie for the main accolade. Of the thirty-five entries, eighteen are from European brands, fifteen are Asian and two are American.
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio
  • BMW X2
  • BMW X3
  • Citroën C3 Aircross
  • Dacia Duster
  • Ford Fiesta
  • Genesis G70
  • Honda Accord
  • Hyundai Kona
  • Jeep Compass
  • Kia Niro
  • Kia Picanto
  • Kia Stinger
  • Kia Stonic
  • Land Rover Discovery
  • Land Rover Range Rover Velar
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Nissan Micra
  • Peugeot 3008
  • Renault Koleos
  • Seat Ibiza
  • Škoda Karoq
  • SsangYong Rexton G4
  • Subaru XV / Crosstrek
  • Suzuki Swift
  • Toyota Camry
  • Vauxhall Insignia / Opel Insignia / Buick Regal
  • Volkswagen Arteon
  • Volkswagen Polo
  • Volkswagen T-Roc
  • Volvo XC40
  • Volvo XC60
Ford Fiesta Active 5-Door (2017) Front Side

2018 World Luxury Car

A very small collection of candidates here and, apart from the Lexus, all represent German marques.
  • Audi A8
  • BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo
  • Lexus LS
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Porsche Panamera
Audi A8 55 TFSI (2018) Rear Detail

2018 World Performance Car

Unsurprisingly, the nominees cover a broad spectrum of prices and capabilities. Consequently, they'll have to be judged against their direct rivals, rather than each other.
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
  • Alpine A110
  • Audi RS 3 Saloon
  • Audi RS 5 Coupé
  • BMW M5
  • Ferrari Portofino
  • Honda Civic Type R
  • Hyundai i30N
  • Lexus LC 500
  • Volkswagen Polo GTI
BMW M5 Saloon (2018) Front Side 1

2018 World Urban Car

Compact dimensions and low emissions are undoubtedly major factors in determining what makes a good urban car. As 2018's contestants are all roughly the same size and all run on petrol or diesel, picking the best might end up being a purely subjective (and somewhat pointless) exercise.
  • Ford Fiesta
  • Hyundai Kona
  • Kia Picanto
  • Kia Stonic
  • Nissan Micra
  • Seat Ibiza
  • Suzuki Swift
  • Volkswagen Polo
Kia Stonic (2018) Front Side

2018 World Green Car

Provided the second-generation pure-electric Leaf offers real-world range improvements and a decent driving experience, then it should be favourite to win this title.
  • BMW 530e iPerformance
  • Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
  • Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
  • Hyundai FE
  • Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf (2018) Front Side

2018 World Car Design of the Year

All of the vehicles noted above automatically enter the World Car Design category too. In addition, there are a couple of stand-alone participants.
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • Lamborghini Urus
Lamborghini Urus (2018) Silhouette

Between now and the 12th of January 2018, the jurors are tasked with test-driving all of the eligible cars before voting on them. That initial ballot is used to determine the finalists.

Next, a second round of test drives and voting are due to take place, with a 13th of February deadline for both.

Then, the top three finalists for each award are going to be announced at the Geneva Motor Show on the 6th of March. A declaration of the winners at the New York International Auto Show on the 28th of March will conclude the rather lengthy process.

Related posts:
2018 NACTOY eligibility lists
2017 World Car Awards winners

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