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2017 World Car of the Year Award nominees announced





11 October 2016


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The 2017 World Car of the Year award nominees have been announced, with Kia and Audi leading with three entries each.

Only new vehicles that are available for sale in at least five countries on at least two continents are eligible for a World Car of the Year nomination.

The three top finalists will be announced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and the winners will be announced at the 2017 New York Auto Show. Last year’s winner for 2016 World Car of the Year was the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

The full shortlist is below:

Nominees for 2017 World Car of the Year:
Buick Lacrosse, Buick Envision
Chevrolet Cruze
Chrysler Pacifica
Audi A5/S5, Audi Q2, Audi Q5
Volkswagen Tiguan
Honda Civic
Infiniti Q60
Mazda CX-9
Subaru Impreza
Toyota CH-R
Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Genesis G80
Kia Cadenza, Kia Rio, Kia Sportage
SsangYong Tivoli/Tivoli XLV
Skoda Kodaiq
Fiat 124 Spider
SEAT Ateca, and
Jaguar F-Pace.

Nominees for 2017 World Luxury/Performance Car of the Year:
Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XT5
Lincoln Continental
Audi R8 Spider
BMW 5 Series
Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster
Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman
Honda NSX
Lexus LC500
Bentley Bentayga
Range Rover Evoque Convertible
Hyundai Genesis G90
Volvo S90/V90.

Nominees for 2017 World Urban Car of the Year:
BMW i3
Smart Brabus
Smart Cabriolet
Citroen C3
Citroen E-Mehari
Suzuki Baleno
Suzuki Ignis
Ford Ka+

Nominees for 2017 World Green Car of the Year:
Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Malibu
Tesla Model X
Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI
BMW 740 e iPerformance
Mercedes GLC 350 e
Honda FCV Clarity
Toyota RAV4, Toyota Prius Prime
Hyundai Ioniq
Kia Niro

Source: AutoGuide