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2019-04-04 10:45

WORLD CAR 2017: The Jaguar F-Pace was crowned the 2017 World Car of the Year. Image: Motorpress

New York - The road to the 2018 World Car Awards will make one final stop at the New York auto show where the overall winners in six categories will be announced.

Earlier in 2019, we reported on the top three finalists in all categories. The finalists in each category were chosen by a jury of 82 distinguished international automotive journalists from 24 countries.

Winners of the 2018 World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car, World Car Design of the Year and the World Urban Car titles will be revealed on April 17.

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2018 World Car of the Year finalists: in alphabetical order 

According to World Car of the Year organisers: "The Audi e-Tron, Jaguar I-PACE and Volvo S60 are the final three remaining in the running for that overall title, adding emphasis to the world-wide trends toward electrified and utility vehicles."

World Car of the Year

- Audi E-Tron

- Jaguar I-Pace

- Volvo S60/V60

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World Urban Car

Organisers said: "Finalists in the increasingly important World Car Urban category are the Hyundai AH2, the Kia Soul and the Suzuki Jimny." 

- Hyundai AH2 / Santro

- Kia Soul

2019 Kia Soul

- Suzuki Jimny

Suzuki Jimny

                                                                           Image: Jay Groats

World Luxury Car

Organisers said: "The World Luxury Car award will go to one of the Audi A7, Audi Q8 or BMW 8 Series, while the World Performance Car race comes down to the Aston Martin Vantage, McLaren 720S, and Mercedes-AMG GT4-door Coupe.

- Audi A7

- Audi Q8

- BMW 8 Series


World Performance Car

- Aston Martin Vantage

- McLaren 720S

McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection side

- Mercedes-Benz AMG 4-door Coupe

Mercedes-AMG GT63 S

                    Image: Mercedes-Benz

World Green Car

World Car of the Year organisers said: "The world-wide trend toward electrified and utility vehicles are reinforced in the World Green Car category, where the finalists are the Audi e-tron, Hyundai Nexo and Jaguar I-PACE." 

- Audi E-Tron

Audi E-Tron Quattro

- Hyundai Nexo

- Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace from JHB to Durban

World Car Design of the Year

Organisers said: "And the World Car Design of the Year, for which all eligible vehicles in every category were initially in contention, comes down to the Jaguar I-PACE, Suzuki Jimny and Volvo XC40."

- Jaguar I-Pace

- Suzuki Jimny

2018 Suzuki Jimny                                   Image: Motorpress 

- Volvo XC40

volvo xc40

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