World Car Awards Announces Top Ten Finalists

World Car Awards Announces Top Ten Finalists

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
13 Feb 2014

WCA's top three finalists in all award categories will be announced at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 4th, 2014. But first, a jury of sixty-nine (69) distinguished international automotive journalists selected the following finalists in the World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car and World Performance Car categories by secret ballot, based on their experience with each candidate as part of their professional work.

The will be selected from the following finalists listed in alphabetical order. There are 12 finalists due to a multiple tie.

2014 World Car of the Year
  • Audi A3
  • BMW 4 Series
  • BMW i3
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Citroen C4 Picasso
  • Ford Fusion / Mondeo
  • Infiniti Q50
  • Jeep Cherokee
  • Lexus IS
  • Mazda3
  • Peugeot 308
  • Skoda Octavia

The will be chosen from one of these top ten finalists:

2014 World Luxury Car
  • Bentley Flying Spur
  • BMW X5
  • Cadillac ELR
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Maserati Ghibli
  • Maserati Quattroporte
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Porsche Macan
  • Range Rover Sport
  • Rolls-Royce Wraith

This is the first year for the World Luxury Car award. This new category is created to acknowledge higher-priced premium models selling in more limited numbers worldwide.

The has eleven finalists due to a tie:

2014 World Performance Car
  • Alfa Romeo 4C
  • Audi RS 6 Avant
  • BMW M6 Gran Coupe
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
  • Ferrari 458 Speciale
  • Ford Fiesta ST
  • Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster
  • Mercedes-Benz A/CLA45 AMG
  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI

The category is handled differently. Five experts in "green" technology were appointed by the World Car Awards Steering Committee to extensively review all documentation and specs associated with each candidate on the list of nominees. The finalists for 2014 are:

2014 World Green Car
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron (+ Audi e-gas)
  • BMW i3
  • Honda Accord Hybrid
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
  • Volkswagen XL1

For the The finalists for the jurors are:

2014 World Car Design of the Year
  • BMW i3
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Citroen C4 Picasso
  • Mazda3
  • Lexus IS
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Volkswagen XL1

Now in its tenth year, the annual World Car Awards are now the number one awards program in the world based on Prime Research's 2013 report.

Credits: Oneshift News Team

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