The 2010 World Car of the Year Awards short list has been announced. The three finalists in each category will be revealed at the Geneva Auto Show in March, with the winners awarded at the New York Auto Show just a few weeks after.
The nominees for 2010 World Car of the Year are:
* Audi Q5 * BMW X1 * Chevrolet Cruze * Kia Soul * Mazda3 * Mercedes-Benz E-Class * Opel/Vauxhall Insignia / Buick Regal * Porsche Panamera * Toyota Prius * Volkswagen Polo
The nominees for World Performance Car of the Year are:
* Aston Martin V12 Vantage * Audi R8 V10 * Audi TT RS Coupé / Roadster * BMW Z4 * Ferrari California * Jaguar XFR * Lotus Evora * Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG * Nissan 370Z * Porsche 911 GT3 * Porsche Boxster / Cayman
And the nominees for World Green Car of the Year are:
* Ford Fusion Hybrid * Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid * Honda Insight * Toyota Prius * Volkswagen Bluemotion models
The WOCTY awards are decided by 59 international jurors, who last year awarded the Volkswagen Golf World Car of the Year and the Nissan GT-R as World Performance Car of the Year.