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 |  Feb 11 2014, 1:31 PM

World-Car-of-the-year

The finalists for the 2014 World Car of the Year have been announced, but the world will have to wait until Thursday, April 17 at the New York Auto Show to find out the winner.

This year’s short list has 12 finalists rather than the standard 10 due to a multiple tie. The cars being considered are the Audi A3, BMW 4 Series, BMW i3, Cadillac CTS, Citroen C4 Picasso, Ford Fusion, Infiniti Q50, Jeep Cherokee, Lexus IS, Mazda3, Peugeot 308 and the Skoda Octavia.

Besides the overall world car of the year, a group of 69 automotive journalists from around the world also voted on the World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and the World Car Design of the Year awards. Each will be assigned in New York this April.

Eligibility for the green car award as well as the design award are slightly different that the others. In the case of the World Green Car, a team of five experts is comprised to study stats and specs and put together a short list of contenders which the 69 jurors then drive and vote on.

For the design award, the cars are taken from the overall world car nominee list, but standalone entries are accepted provided the vehicle is available in quantities of at least 10 in one major market from January 1, 2013 to May 30th, 2014.

For all of the finalists, see the lists below.

GALLERY: World Car of the Year Finalists

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World Performance Car of the Year Award

Alfa Romeo 4C
Audi RS 6 Avant
BMW M6 Gran Coupe
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Ferrari 458 Speciale
Ford Fiesta ST
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster
Mercedes-Benz A/CLA45 AMG
Porsche 911 GT3
Porsche 911 Turbo
Volkswagen Golf GTI

World Luxury Car of the Year

Bentley Flying Spur
BMW X5
Cadillac ELR
Cadillac Escalade
Maserati Ghibli
Maserati Quattroporte
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Porsche Macan
Range Rover Sport
Rolls-Royce Wraith

World Green Car of the Year

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron (+ Audi e-gas)
BMW i3
Honda Accord Hybrid
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Volkswagen XL1

World Car Design of the Year

BMW i3
Cadillac CTS
Citroen C4 Picasso
Mazda3
Lexus IS
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Volkswagen XL1

  • Lexus Cohen

    Lexus IS.

  • Keith9

    Lexus IS.

  • Rafael Peres

    Infiniti Q50

  • 方心樂

    VW XL1