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2017-03-08 13:31

WORLD CAR AWARDS: The Jaguar F-Pace is in contention for two awards at the 2017 World Car of the Year Awards. Image: MotorPress

Cape Town - The finalists for 2017 World Car of the Year (COTY) has been announced. The competition has six categories. 

The winners of each category will be announced at the 2017 World Car Awards prize-giving ceremony in New York in April. Jaguar's F-Pace is the only vehicle eligible to win two awards on the night. It qualifies for both overall World COTY and Car Design of the Year.

A jury of 75 distinguished international automotive journalists from 23 countries 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. 

6 categories, 17 contenders

The main attraction is World Car of the Year, followed by:

  • World Urban Car of the Year

  • World Luxury Car of the Year

  • World Performance Car of the Year

  • World Green Car of the Year

  • World Car Design of the Year.


The Top Three in the World finalists in the six award categories are as follows:

World Car of the Year

• Audi Q5
• Jaguar F-Pace
• Volkswagen Tiguan

Jaguar F-Pace. Image: MotorPress

World Urban Car of the Year
• BMW i3 (94Ah)
• Citroen C3
• Suzuki Ignis

BMW i3. Image: Charlen Raymond

World Luxury Car of the Year
• BMW 5 Series
• Mercedes E-Class
• Volvo S90/V90

BMW 5 Series. Image: Sergio Davids

World Performance Car of the Year
• Audi R8 Spyder
• McLaren 570S
• Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman

Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman. Image: Janine van der Post

World Green Car of the Year
• Chevrolet Bolt
• Tesla Model X
• Toyota Prius Prime

Toyota Prius Prime. Image: QuickPic

World Car Design of the Year
• Jaguar F-Pace
• Mercedes-Benz S Class
• Toyota C-HR

Mercedes-Benz S Class. Image: QuickPic

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