The 2019 World Car of the Year award will soon be attributed to one lucky and extremely competent car, following another elimination round set to take place on March 5 in Geneva. Ultimately, the winner will be crowned on April 17 in New York.
A jury comprised of 86 international automotive journalists used their expertise to cut the ballot from a total of 40 contenders to just 10 finalists. Here they are in alphabetical order, sorted by category:
2019 World Urban Car: Audi A1, Hyundai AH2/Santro, Kia Soul, SEAT Arona, Suzuki Jimny.
2019 World Performance Car: Aston Martin Vantage, BMW M2 Competition, Hyundai Veloster N, McLaren 720S, Mercedes-AMG 4-door Coupe.
2019 World Green Car: Audi e-tron, Honda Clarity PHEV, Hyundai Nexo, Jaguar I-PACE, Kia Niro EV.
2019 World Car Design of the Year: Citroen C5 Aircross, Jaguar E-PACE, Jaguar I-PACE, Suzuki Jimny, Volvo XC40.
After the April 17 finale, we can look forward to the World Car Garage, scheduled for the fourth year at the London Motor Show in May. It will not only celebrate the 2019 winners, but also offer a glimpse at the 2020 contenders.
While the main 2019 WCOTY award is the most important one, we’re interested to hear your thoughts on the other categories as well, so sound off below.