With the New York Auto Show quickly approaching the field of contestants up for the 2009 World Car of the Year Award has narrowed to three models, the Ford Fiesta, Toyota iQ, and Volkswagen Golf VI.

The field of contestants up for the 2009 World Car of the Year Award has narrowed to three models, the Ford Fiesta, Toyota iQ, and Volkswagen Golf VI. Originally 51 vehicles were up for the prestigious award but after several rounds of voting, these three models ended up coming out on top.

Three other award categories also make up the annual World Car awards with each one representing a specific area of excellence. Finalists for the 2009 World Performance Car include the Corvette ZR1, Nissan GT-R, and Porsche 911 Carrera. The 2009 World Green Car award will go to the Honda FCX Clarity, Mitsubishi iMiEV, or the Toyota iQ. Among the stylish models competing for the design of the year award is the Citroen C5 Sedan / C5 Tourer, Fiat 500, and the Jaguar XF.

In order to determine who will walk away with the awards, a jury of 59 automotive journalists vote for the vehicle they consider to be the best in each category.

 

Fiesta, IQ & Golf Battle for 2009 World Car of the Year Award