2019 World Car Of The Year Finalists Announced, Which Ones Should Win?

The road to the 2019 World Car Awards began at the 2018 Paris Auto Show, on October 2, and continues today with the top three finalists announced in each of the six different categories.

Voted by a jury of 86 automotive journalists from 18 countries, based on their evaluation after test driving each and every model, the shortlist has been made public during the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and includes the following, in alphabetical order:

World Car of the Year
Audi E-Tron
Jaguar I-Pace
Volvo S60/V60

World Urban Car
Hyundai AH2/Santro
Kia Soul
Suzuki Jimny

World Luxury Car
Audi A7
Audi Q8
BMW 8-Series

World Performance Car
Aston Martin Vantage
McLaren 720S
Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe

World Green Car
Audi E-Tron
Hyundai Nexo
Jaguar I-Pace

World Car Design of the Year
Jaguar I-Pace
Suzuki Jimny
Volvo XC40

On April 17, the World Car Awards will make a stop at the 2019 New York Auto Show for the grand finale. One month later, they will get together again, this time at the London Motor Show, to celebrate the 2019 winners and to provide a glimpse of the 2020 contenders.

The previous edition saw the Volvo XC60 crowned World Car of the Year, whereas the Luxury Car award went to the Audi A8. The BMW M5, Volkswagen Polo, Nissan Leaf and Range Rover Velar won the Performance, Urban, Green and Car Design categories, respectively.

The 2019 European Car of the Year is the Jaguar I-Pace.

 

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    World Car of the Year
    Volvo S60/V60

    World Urban Car
    Kia Soul

    World Luxury Car
    Audi Q8

    World Performance Car
    McLaren 720S

    World Green Car
    Hyundai Nexo

    World Car Design of the Year
    Volvo XC40

  • Why is the Audi E-Tron on there? I don’t honestly remember the last time I heard actually anything about it after it launched. The I-PACE has pretty much everything over this, from technology, engineering and design.

  • Mr. EP9

    World Car of the Year
    Volvo S60/V60

    World Urban Car
    Suzuki Jimny

    World Luxury Car
    BMW 8 Series

    World Performance Car
    McLaren 720S

    World Green Car
    Jaguar I-Pace

    World Car Design of the Year
    Volvo XC40

  • MultiKdizzle

    World Car of the Year
    Jaguar I-Pace

    World Urban Car
    None of the above

    World Luxury Car
    BMW 8 Series

    World Performance Car
    Aston Martin Vantage

    World Green Car
    Jaguar I-Pace

    World Car Design of the Year
    None of the above

  • DanSemering

    E-tron

  • Nordschleife

    i swear i feel like these were the vehicles from last year.

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