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

Germany - The Road to World Car begins at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show with the celebration of the 2017 World Car of the Year winner – the Jaguar F-Pace.

The Road to World Car follows over 80 international automotive jurors as they test-drive eligible cars in six categories prior to voting by secret ballot in January 2018. 

Each year, the World Car Awards jurors gather in Los Angeles for a chance to drive great cars on great roads in great weather.

For 2017, 35 jurors from a dozen countries joined. They gathered at the Westin Pasadena over a five-day period, from November 26-30, to evaluate 23 eligible cars from Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota and Volvo. 

We've included a full list of eligible vehicles as well as judge's comments at the end of this article.

The categories are: 
World Car of the Year 
World Luxury Car
World Performance Car 
World Green Car
World Urban Car 
World Car Design of the Year


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World car of the Year:  vehicles

World Car of the Year 
Alfa Romeo Giulia
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
BMW X2
BMW X3
Buick Regal / Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Citroën C3 Aircross 
Dacia Duster
Ford Fiesta 
Genesis G70
Honda Accord
Hyundai Kona
Jeep Compass
Kia Niro
Kia Picanto
Kia Stinger
Kia Stonic
Land Rover Discovery
Mazda CX-5
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Nissan LEAF
Nissan Micra
Peugeot 3008
Range Rover Velar
Renault Koléos
SEAT Ibiza
Skoda Karoq
SsangYong Rexton G4
Subaru XV/Crosstrek
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Camry
Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen T-Roc
Volkswagen Arteon
Volvo XC60
Volvo XC40

World Luxury Car
Audi A8
BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo
Lexus LS
Porsche Cayenne
Porsche Panamera

World Performance car
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
Audi RS 3 Sedan
Audi RS 5 Coupé
BMW M5
Ferrari Portofino
Honda Civic Type R
Hyundai i30N
Lexus LC 500
Renault Alpine A110
Volkswagen Polo GTI

World Green Car
BMW 530e iPerformance
Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Hyundai FE
Nissan LEAF

World Urban Car
Ford Fiesta
Hyundai Kona
Kia Picanto
Kia Stonic
Nissan Micra
SEAT Ibiza
Suzuki Swift
Volkswagen Polo

World Car Design Of The Year
Vehicles eligible for any of the other World Car awards will be eligible and automatically entered for the World Car Design award.

In addition, the following stand-alone entries are also nominated as candidates:
BMW i8 Roadster
Lamborghini Urus

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