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2016 World Car of the Year Nominees Announced

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The 2016 World Car of the Year nominees have been announced.

To be eligible for a World Car of the Year nomination, the vehicle must be new and must be available for sale on at least two continents between January 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016. Now that the list of nominees have been selected, jurors will spend the following months testing the vehicles before the top three finalists will be announced at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Winners will then be chosen and revealed at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

For 2015, the World Car of the Year was the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

2016 World Car of the Year Nominees:

  • Audi A4
  • BMW X1
  • Cadillac CT6
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Ford Edge
  • Honda HR-V
  • Hyundai Creta
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Jaguar XE
  • Kia Optima
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport
  • Mazda CX-3
  • Mazda MX-5
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC
  • Nissan Maxima
  • Opel Astra
  • Skoda Superb
  • SSangYong Tivoli
  • Subaru Levorg
  • Subaru Outback
  • Toyota Prius
  • Volkswagen Touran

2016 World Performance Car of the Year:

  • Audi R8 Coupe
  • Audi RS 3 Sportback
  • BMW X5 M and X6 M
  • Cadillac ATS-V
  • Cadillac CTS-V
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Honda Civic Type R
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

2016 World Luxury Car of the Year:

  • Audi Q7
  • Bentley Mulsanne Speed
  • BMW 7-Series
  • Infiniti Q30
  • Jaguar XF
  • Lexus RX
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
  • Volvo XC90

2016 World Green Car of the Year:

  • BMW 330e
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Mercedes-Benz C350e
  • Nissan Murano Hybrid
  • Nissan X-Trail Hybrid
  • Toyota Mirai
  • Toyota Prius
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE

2016 World Design Car of the Year:

  • Audi Q7
  • Audi R8 Coupe
  • BMW 2-Series Convertible
  • BMW 7-Series
  • Hyundai Creta
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe