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