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WATCH: Luxury, design, performance - Countdown begins for 2019 World Car of the Year!

2019-02-06 10:45

Image: Newspress

The World Car Finals countdown excitement officially begins with the announcement of the finalists in six World Car Awards categories.

A jury of 86 distinguished international automotive journalists selected the following finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation with each candidate as part of their professional work. 

The 2019 World Car of the Year winner will be selected from the following 10 finalists that were chosen from an initial list of 40 contenders. 

The World Car of the Year finalists are, in alphabetical order:

Audi e-tron

BMW 3 Series

Ford Focus

Genesis G70

Hyundai Nexo

Jaguar I-PACE

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Suzuki Jimny

Volvo S60/V60

Volvo XC40


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Check out the cars and categories:

The 2019 World Urban Car will be chosen from one of these top five finalists:

Audi A1

Hyundai AH2 / Santro

Kia Soul

SEAT Arona

Suzuki Jimny

The 2019 World Luxury Car top five finalists are as follows:

Audi A7

Audi Q8

BMW 8 Series

Mercedes-Benz CLS

Volkswagen Touareg

The 2019 World Performance Car top five finalists are:

Aston Martin Vantage

BMW M2 Competition

Hyundai Veloster N

McLaren 720S

Mercedes-Benz AMG 4-door Coupe

2019 World Green Car category:

Audi e-tron

Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Hyundai Nexo

Jaguar I-Pace

Kia Niro EV

The cars eligible for the 2019 World Car Design of the Year award could be any of the contenders competing in the six award categories. 

The five finalists chosen by the design panel for the jurors’ final vote are:

Citroen C5 Aircross

Jaguar E Pace

Jaguar I PACE

Suzuki Jimny

Volvo XC40

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