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    2022 World Car Of The Year Finalists Announced

    The countdown is on for the 2022 World Car of the Year Awards!  This week, the finalists for World Car Of The Year and other five title categories were announced. You'll find a lot of all-electric vehicles on the list. In fact, all three finalists for the main award,  World Car of the Year, are EVs: the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Kia EV6 and IONIQ 5. One of those will be named the World Car of the Year at the the New York International Auto Show on April 13th. 


    There are six categories in the World Car Finals powered by Brembo.   A jury of 102 distinguished international automotive journalists from 33 countries selected the finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation of each eligible vehicle as part of their professional work. The vote results have been tabulated by KPMG. 

    The Top Three in the World finalists for each category are:


    World Car of the Year
    - Ford Mustang Mach-E
    - Hyundai Ioniq 5
    - Kia EV6

    World Electric Vehicle of the Year
    - Audi e-tron GT
    - Hyundai Ioniq 5
    - Mercedes-Benz EQS

    World Urban Car
    - Opel Mokka
    - Toyota Yaris Cross
    - Volkswagen Taigun

    World Luxury Car
    - BMW iX
    - Genesis GV70
    - Mercedes-Benz EQS

    World Performance Car
    - Audi e-tron GT
    - BMW M3/M4
    - Toyota GR86 / Subaru BRZ

    World Car Design of the Year
    - Audi e-tron GT
    - Hyundai Ioniq 5
    - Kia EV6

    This is the 18th year of the World Car Awards, and 2022 marks the 17th year of its partnership with the New York International Auto Show.  

    “We are proud to be part of the most important automotive awards program on the planet,” said New York Auto Show president, Mark Schienberg. “We are looking forward to coming back this spring and announcing the winners live at the Auto Show in April.  While the last two years have been challenging for everyone, car buyers are ready to come out and experience all the amazing new vehicles and technologies the industry has to offer. Congratulations and best of luck to all the finalists!”       

    The road to the World Car 2022 began in August of 2021. Eligible vehicles are new or fully redesigned and are available for sale in multiple markets on more than one continent each year Full vehicle eligibility requirements and the annual timeline can be found on the World Car Awards web site.

    The World Car Awards program is made possible with the support of its official partners: AITASTIC Research & Consult, BREMBO, the NEW YORK International Auto Show, KPMG and Newspress – its official media partner.


    Photo credit: World Car Of The Year Awards.