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2016-10-06 12:59

WCOTY 2017 NOMINEE: The recently-launched Jaguar F-Pace is a nominee for the 2017 World Car of the Year award. Image: Quickpic

Paris - In September 2016, the 10 finalists for the South African Car of the Year 2017 were revealed by the South African Guild of Motoring Journalist (SAGMJ).

The 2017 South African Car of the Year winner will be announced at a black tie event on March 15, 2017.

In October, the nominees for the World Car of the Year 2017 were revealed at the the 2016 Paris motor show. Three cars, sold locally, have made it to both local and international lists: Honda Civic, Jaguar F-Pace, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

World car competition

There are five catergories: World Car of the Year, World Luxury / Performance Car, World Green Car, World Car Design of the Year and the inaugural World Urban Car. 

For the 2017 awards, 73 international automotive jurors will perform test-drives of the finalists in Los Angeles in November 2016. The top three finalists in each category will be announced at the 2017 Geneva international motor show in March. 

The winners’ announcement will be done at a high-profile awards ceremony at the New York International motor show on April 13 2017. 

The list of all nominated cars:
World Car of the Year 2017:

Audi A5/S5 Coupé
Audi Q2
Audi Q5
Buick LaCrosse
Buick Envision
Chevrolet Cruze
Chrysler Pacifica
Fiat/Abarth 124 Spyder
Honda Civic
Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Genesis G80
Infiniti Q60
Jaguar F-Pace
Kia Cadenza
Kia Rio
Kia Sportage
Mazda CX-9
Seat Ateca
Skoda Kodiaq
SsangYong Tivoli Air/XLV
Subaru Impreza
Toyota C-HR
Volkswagen Tiguan

World Luxury/Performance Car 2017:

Audi R8 Spyder
BMW 5 Series
Bentley Bentayga
Cadillac CT6
Cadillac XT5
Honda/Acura NSX
Hyundai Genesis G90
Lexus LC500
Lincoln Continental
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-AMG Roadster
Porsche Boxster Cayman
Range Rover Evoque Convertible
Volvo S90/V90

World Urban Car 2017:

BMW i3 (94 Ah)
Citroën C3
Citroën E-Méhari
Ford Ka+
Smart Brabus (range)
Smart ForTwo Cabriolet
Suzuki Baleno
Suzuki Ignis

World Green Car 2017:

Audi Q7 e-tron 3,0 TDI quattro
BMW 740e iPerformance
Chevrolet Bolt
Chevrolet Malibu
Honda FCV Clarity
Hyundai Ioniq
Kia Niro
Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e
Tesla Model X
Toyota RAV4
Toyota Prius Prime

Below are the 10 South African COTY finalists: in alphabetical order

 • Audi A4
 • Honda Civic
 • Hyundai Tucson
 • Jaguar F-Pace
 • Mazda CX-3
 • Opel Astra
 • Renault Kadjar
 • Toyota Fortuner
 • Volkswagen Tiguan
 • Volkswagen Passat

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