The finalists for the World Car of the Year awards have been announced, ahead of their reveal at the New York Auto Show on March 28th.

The finalists for the World Car of the Year awards have been announced, ahead of their reveal at the New York Auto Show on March 28th.

In the title category, jurors will have to select between:

  • Audi A3
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Mazda6
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • Peugeot 208
  • Porsche Boxster / Cayman
  • Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ / Toyota GT 86 / Toyota 86
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Volvo V40

Likewise, the World Performance Car will be one of the following:

  • Aston Martin Vanquish
  • Audi RS 5
  • BMW M6 Coupe / Convertible
  • BMW M 135i
  • Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
  • Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
  • Porsche Boxster / Cayman
  • Renault Clio Sport
  • Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ / Toyota GT 86 / Toyota 86

The World Green Car of the Year will be selected from one of these five models:

  • Renault Zoe
  • smart Electric Drive
  • Tesla Model S
  • Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
  • Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Diesel

Lastly, the World Car Design of the Year award will go to one of the following:

  • Aston Martin Vanquish
  • Renault Clio
  • Jaguar F-Type
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Mazda 6
  • Volkswagen Golf

A panel of 66 international automotive journalists will evaluate the cars on "merit, value, safety, environmental responsibility, emotional appeal and significance." They will narrow the field to three finalists, before having a final vote to select the winners.

World Car of the Year candidates announced