2013 World Car of the Year Finalists Announced

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The four finalists for 2013 World Car of the Year were announced today at the Geneva Motor Show, and they are the Volkswagen Golf, Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ, Mercedes A-Class and the Porsche Boxster/Cayman.

“In the voting for this year’s WCOTY award, we saw a very closely fought race which resulted in not three, but four finalists!” said World Car Awards co-chair, Peter Lyon.

Volkswagen is looking for its second consecutive win, as the VW up! won the 2012 World Car of the Year. To be eligible to be the World Car of the Year, the vehicle must have been for sale on at least two continents during the period beginning January 1, 2012 and ending May 30, 2013.

Aside from the World Car of the Year award there is also World Performance Car, World Green Car, and World Car Design of the Year Awards.

SEE ALSO: 2013 AutoGuide.com Car of the Year: the Scion FR-S

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Toyota GT86 and Porsche Boxster will battle to become World Performance Car of the Year, while the Renault Zoe, Tesla Model S and the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid will try and become the World Green Car of the Year.

Lastly, the Jaguar F-Type, Aston Martin Vanquish and Mazda6 are competing against each other for the title of 2013 World Car Design of the Year.

The awards are chosen by a panel of sixty-six top-level automotive journalists from twenty-three countries around the world.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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  • Gloomfrost Gloomfrost on Mar 06, 2013

    Did I just read 'Jaguar F-Type, Aston Martin Vanquish and ... MAZDA6!?' Wow way to go Mazda! :)