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2017-02-02 09:31

INGOLSTADT'S FINEST: Audi's new A5/ S5 coupés have been shortlisted for the 2017 World Car of the Year award Image: NewsPress

Toronto - The countdown for the 2017 World Car Awards (WCA) prize-giving ceremony to be hosted by the New York International Auto Show on 13 April 2017 is in full swing.

Winners of the 2017 World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car, World Car Design of the Year and the inaugural World Urban Car will all be declared at this time.

A jury of 75 international automotive journalists selected the following finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation with each candidate as part of their professional work.
World Car of the Year 10 finalists: 

Audi A5 / S5 Coupé
Audi Q2
Audi Q5
Fiat/Abarth 124 Spyder
Honda Civic
Jaguar F-PACE
Mazda CX-9
Skoda Kodiaq
Toyota C-HR
Volkswagen Tiguan

Which of the 10 finalists do you think should walk away with the coveted World Car of the Year award? Send your pick to us via email or drop a line on our Facebook page or Twitter feed. 

Other catergories include

World Luxury Car finalists:

Bentley Bentayga
BMW 5 Series
Genesis G90
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Volvo S90 / V90

World Performance Car finalists:

Aston Martin DB11
Audi R8 Spyder
Honda / Acura NSX
McLaren 570s
Porsche Boxster Cayman

World Green Car finalists:

Chevrolet Bolt
Honda Clarity Fuel-Cell Car
Hyundai Ioniq
Tesla Model X
Toyota Prius Prime

World Urban Car finalists:

BMW i3 (94 Ah)
Citroen C3
Ford KA+
Smart Cabriolet
Suzuki Ignis

World Design Car finalists:

Audi A5 / S5 Coupé
Jaguar F-PACE
Mazda CX-9
Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet
Toyota CH-R

Cars eligible for the World Car Design of the Year award are taken from the list of World Car candidates or may be included as a stand-alone entry provided the vehicle is available in quantities of at least 10 in one major market during the period beginning 1 January 2016 and ending 31 May 2017. Candidates may be pre-production or all-new production.

A design panel consisting of six highly respected world design experts was asked to first review each candidate, and then establish a short-list of recommendations for the jurors.

*The 2017 South African car of the Year testing is taking place in Johannesburg this week, check out our Instagram to see how the cars are being tested and vote for your choice in our homepage poll

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