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2016-01-28 12:11

PERFORMANCE CAR OF THE YEAR? Honda's new Civic Type R is a Performance Car finalists in the 2016 World Car of the year awards. Image:Wheels24 Sean Parker

London, England - The finalists in the 2016 World Car Awards has been revealed.

The awards sees 30 vehicles battling it out in five categories - World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car, and World Car Design of the Year.

A jury of 73 automotive journalists, from 23 countries, will cast their vote. Nominations began in Frankfurt, on September 15, 2015.

Winners announced in March

The top three finalists in each category will be announced at the 2016 Geneva show on March 1. The winning cars will be announced at the 2016 New York auto show on March 24th. 

In order to be eligible for the award, all vehicles must be available in quantities of at least 10 in one major market, from January 1 2015 to May 31 2016.

The 2016 World Car of the Year finalists:

Audi A4 Sedan/Audi A4 Avant
BMW X1
Hyundai Tucson
Jaguar XE
Land Rover Discovery Sport
Mazda CX-3
Mazda MX-5
Mercedes-Benz GLC
Skoda Superb
Toyota Prius

The 2016 World Luxury Car finalists:

Audi Q7
BMW 7 Series
Jaguar XF
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
Volvo XC90

The 2016 World Performance Car finalists:

Audi R8 Coupe
Chevrolet Camaro
Honda Civic Type R
Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé
Range Rover Sport SVR

The 2016 World Green Car finalists:

BMW 330e Plug-in-hybrid
Chevrolet Volt
Toyota Prius (Hybrid)
Toyota Mirai (Hydrogen Fuel Cell)
Volkswagen Passat GTE

The 2016 World Car Design finalists:

Cadillac CT6
Mazda CX-3
Mazda MX-5
Jaguar XE
Land Rover Discovery Sport

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