World Car Of The Year 2019: SUVs Attack

Audi-e-tron-2020

The New York International Auto Show (April 19-28, 2019) will host an important event – the World Car of the Year 2019 (WCOTY), more precisely, the winners will be announced there.

The 10 finalist have been already determined, chosen by automotive experts from 28 vehicles. What is demonstrative, SUVs dominate other types, – there are 12 of them.

Interestingly, winners include the models, which at first were not even applied for participation in the contest.

2019 Suzuki Jimny
2019 Hyundai Nexo
2019 Hyundai Nexo

Well, WCOTY 2019 finalists are:

  • Audi e-tron quattro (upper picture)
  • BMW 3 Series
  • Ford Focus
  • Genesis G70
  • Hyundai Nexo
  • Jaguar I-Pace
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • Suzuki Jimny
  • Volvo S60 / Volvo V60
  • Volvo XC40

The participants also compete in specific categories, such as Urban Car, Performance Car, Luxury Car, Green Car of the Year and Car Design.

2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe

The World Urban Car of the Year applicants are:

  • Audi A1
  • Hyundai AH2/Santro
  • Kia Soul
  • SEAT Arona
  • Suzuki Jimny

It’s strange to see the Hyundai Santro in this list, as it is not a global model. The car is on sale in India.

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
2019 Jaguar I-Pace
2019 Jaguar I-Pace

The World Performance Car of the Year nominees are: Aston Martin Vantage, BMW M2 Competition, Hyundai Veloster N, McLaren 720S and Mercedes-AMG GT.

2019 Volvo V60
2019 Volvo V60

The list of the World Luxury Car of the Year includes: Audi A7, Audi Q8, Mercedes-Benz CLS, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Volkswagen Touareg.

2019 Ford Focus Sedan
2019 Ford Focus Sedan

The World Green Car of the Year category is represented by Audi e-tron quattro, Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, Hyundai Nexo, Jaguar I-Pace and Kia Niro EV.

Volvo-XC40-2018
2018 Volvo XC40

The World Car Design of the Year applicants are as follows:

  • Citroën C5 Aircross
  • Jaguar E-Pace
  • Jaguar I-Pace
  • Suzuki Jimny
  • Volvo XC40

Updated lists will be announced In March at the Geneva Motor Show, in which the number of finalists in each category will be reduced to three. Then the jury of the journalists from 25 countries will select the best cars.

Genesis-G70-2019
2019 Genesis G70

Last year the Volvo XC60 crossover became the World Car of the Year. The rest winners were the VW Polo (urban car) , the BMW M5 (performance car), Audi A8 (luxury car), the Nissan Leaf (green car). The Land Rover Range Rover Velar was awarded for design.

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