2017 World Car of the Year Finalists Announced
Despite all the drama surrounding the Volkswagen Group, the German company has multiple nominations for the World Car of the Year Award.
The 2017 World Car Awards ceremony will be hosted at the 2017 New York Auto Show, where a jury of 75 distinguished international automotive journalists will reveal the winners for several World Car of the Year categories.
Leading the way for the 2017 World Car of the Year finalists is the Volkswagen Group with several nominees: Audi A5/S5 Coupe, Audi Q2, Audi Q5, Skoda Kodiaq, and Volkswagen Tiguan. Joining those vehicles are the Fiat/Abarth 124 Spider, Honda Civic, Jaguar F-Pace, Mazda CX-9 and Toyota C-HR.
The five finalists for 2017 World Luxury Car include the Bentley Bentayga, BMW 5 Series, Genesis G90, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Volvo S90/V90.
Competing for the 2017 World Performance Car are the Aston Martin DB11, Audi R8 Spyder, Honda/Acura NSX, McLaren 570S and Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman.
For eco-friendly car enthusiasts, the 2017 World Green Car finalists are the Chevrolet Bolt, Honda Clarity, Hyundai Ioniq, Tesla Model X and Toyota Prius Prime.
Not as relevant in North America, but the 2017 World Urban Car finalists include the BMW i3, Citroen C3, Ford KA+, Smart Cabriolet and Suzuki Ignis.
Lastly, the 2017 World Car Design of the Year finalists are the Audi A5/S5 Coupe, Jaguar F-Pace, Mazda CX-9, Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet and Toyota C-HR.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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