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 |  Feb 29 2012, 1:15 PM

The 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year short list has just been announced, and women motoring writers from around the world will begin voting for their top picks.

Cutting a list of contenders from 300 down to 32, judges will now allocate points to the nominated cars that fall into four categories: Family Car, Luxury Car, Sports Car and Economy Car. Just one of the 10 criteria that cars are allotting points for is Child Friendliness, which is something vehicles aren’t usually judged on in a competition.

Winners of the 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year will be announced before the end of March, and awards will be presented at the Paris Motor Show in September. You can check out the complete short list after below.

Family Car:
Ford Focus
Audi Q3
Kia Optima
Subaru XV
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
BMW X1
Mazda CX5

Luxury Car:
Range Rover Evoque
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Audi A6
Bentley Continental
Audi A7
BMW 6 Series
BMW 3 Series
Peugeot 508
Jaguar XJ

Sports Car:
Porsche 911 – 991
Jaguar XKR
Audi RS5
Renault Megane III
Ferrari FF
Ferrari 458 Spider
BMW Series 1 M
VW Golf R
Lamborghini Aventador
Mercedes-Benz SLK
Mercedes-Benz CLS AMG

Economy Car:
VW up!
Kia Rio
Kia Picanto
Honda CRZ
Honda Civic
Mazda 3 Skyactiv
Ford Fiesta Econetic
Hyundai Accent Diesel