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2018 World Car of the Year finalists announced

The finalists for the World Car of the Year awards have been announced, with the winner set to be announced at the New York motor show in April. Between now and then jurors are scheduled to have a second round of test drives in the finalists...

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2017 World Car of the Year categories culled to three finalists
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2017 World Car of the Year categories culled to three finalists

The World Car of the Year committee has announced the top three vote recipients in each of this year's categories. With the second round of voting completed by this year's World Car of the Year jurists, all that remains is for the awards to handed out at the New York motor show in April...


2017 World Car of the Year will include ‘urban car’ category
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2017 World Car of the Year will include ‘urban car’ category

The World Car Awards organisation, which in March declared the Mazda MX-5 the all-round finest offering the market had to offer in 2016, has now added a new vehicle class to its growing list of judging categories. The World Car of the Year awards, which already include categories for overall winner, performance cars, luxury cars, green cars and automotive design, will next year include a new ‘urban car’ category...


Mazda MX-5 takes unprecedented double at World Car of the Year Awards
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Mazda MX-5 takes unprecedented double at World Car of the Year Awards

The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 this week achieved an unprecedented double at the annual World Car of the Year Awards in New York, picking up the gongs for best design and the overall best car. The fourth-generation of Mazda’s iconic MX-5 convertible, released last year and racking up record sales, took all before it...


Audi, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz headline 2016 World Car of the Year finalists
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Audi, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz headline 2016 World Car of the Year finalists

Among the frenzy of super, hyper and mega cars revealed at this week's Geneva motor show, the top three finalists for the 2016 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) award have been announced. With four key categories covered, comprising World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year, the top prize is the coveted title of World Car of the Year...


2016 World Car of the Year nominees announced
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2016 World Car of the Year nominees announced

Nominees for the 2016 World Car of the Year award have been announced today, along with contenders for specific Performance, Luxury, Green and Design categories. Today’s announcement follows the anticipated victory in April of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which beat out the likes of Ford’s new Mustang - available in Europe for the first time - and the new Volkswagen Passat to be named World Car of the Year...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class wins 2015 World Car of Year award
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class wins 2015 World Car of Year award

Overnight the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was declared the 2015 World Car of Year by a jury of 75 motoring journalists from around the world. The popular C-Class beat out competition from its fellow finalists, the Ford Mustang and European Volkswagen Passat. According to the jury, the C-Class won by virtue of "taking its design and technological cues from the S-Class...


Audi A3 wins 2014 World Car of the Year title
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Audi A3 wins 2014 World Car of the Year title

The Audi A3 has been named the 2014 World Car of the Year. The German brand’s premium small car took the gong over the sporty BMW 4 Series and the more affordable Mazda 3. The Audi was chosen among 24 entrants from all over the globe, which was then cut to 12, before the final three were selected...


2014 World Car of the Year awards : finalists, new category announced
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2014 World Car of the Year awards : finalists, new category announced

The finalists for the 2014 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards have been announced, along with a brand new category. Now in its 10th year, and with 12 finalists, the 2014 WCOTY awards will see four German, three US, three Japanese and two French brands battle it out for the top prize...


Europeans, Japanese dominate 2014 World Car of the Year nominations
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Europeans, Japanese dominate 2014 World Car of the Year nominations

European and Japanese car makers have dominated the nominations for the 2014 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) award. The initial list of 28 nominees includes 12 vehicles from European manufacturers and seven Japanese models alongside five from the US and four South Koreans...


Volkswagen Golf: 2013 World Car of the Year
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Volkswagen Golf: 2013 World Car of the Year

The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf has claimed the title of World Car of the Year (WCOTY) for 2013, marking the brand’s second consecutive win. Voted the best new vehicle out of an initial entry list of forty-two cars, the Volkswagen Golf edged out finalist rivals the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Porsche Boxster/Cayman and the combined entry of the Toyota 86/GT 86/Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S to take the win...


2013 World Car of the Year finalists announced
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2013 World Car of the Year finalists announced

The finalists for the 2013 World Car of the Year awards have been announced with some familiar names set to battle it out for this year's title. Covering four categories - Car of the Year, Performance Car of the Year, Green Car of the Year and Car Design of the Year - the awards encompass a wide range of vehicles from the fast and beautiful to the efficient and practical...