The World Car Awards 2019 winners have become known. The Jaguar I-Pace won the Grand Prix and called the best in two other categories.
The New York International Auto Show is the event where annual winners of the WCOTY (World Car of the Year) are announced. The awards of 2019 are somewhat unprecedented. The jury of journalist from 25 countries chose the best vehicles in several categories.
The WCOTY 2019 stood out with strange permutations in the list of participants. For example, the short-list included the models which initially had not taken part in the contest.
The Hyundai Santro raises questions – a budget hatchback developed for India, produced and sold there.
However, its participation in the World Car of The Year may hint at the model entering the global market.
The list of winners is as follows:
- Jaguar I-Pace – World Car of the Year;
- Suzuki Jimny – World Urban Car;
- McLaren 720S – World Sports Car;
- Audi A7 – World Luxury Car;
- Jaguar I-Pace – World Green Car;
- Jaguar I-Pace – World Car Design of the Year.
As we can see, the absolute winner is the electric crossover from Jaguar. Its victory proves a tendency: electric vehicles will gradually dominate over conventional models with ICE.
Upper photo: 2019 McLaren 720S Track Pack