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In this article is a complete list of the top car models announced as the finalists for the 2020 World Car of The Year award. See them here!

The 2020 edition of the Delhi Auto Expo has been lit so far, especially after the announcement of the top 10 finalists for the 2020 World Car of The Year awards. For this year, the category only comprises car models from top automakers in South Korea, Japan, and Europe.


Top 10 finalists for the 2020 World Car of The Year announced

The announced top finalist car models were reportedly selected and also voted by a jury panel that consists of 86 highly-ranked automotive journalists from all over the world.

Reports also have it that each of the car models considered has been sold in a minimum of 5 different countries and at least 2 continents prior to the award year that is January 1 of 2020. Also, this list of 10 finalists will be even further narrowed down at the coming Geneva Motor Show next month.

For the 2020 World Car of the Year award, below are the top 10 finalists:

1. World car of the Year

  • Kia Soul EV
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Mazda3
  • Mazda CX-30
  • Kia Telluride
  • Mercedes GLB
  • Mercedes CLA
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Range Rover Evoque
  • Volkswagen T-Cross

For each of the other 5 categories of the 2020 world car award, below are the top finalists:

2. World Luxury Car

  • Porsche Taycan
  • Porsche 911
  • Mercedes EQC
  • BMW X5
  • BMW X7

3. World Car Design of The Year

  • Mazda CX-30
  • Mazda3
  • Peugeot 208
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Alpine 110S

4. World Performance Car

  • Toyota GR Supra
  • BMW M8
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Porsche 911, Porsche Cayman GT4 / 718 Spyder

5. World Urban Car

  • Renault Clio
  • Peugeot 208
  • Volkswagen T-Cross
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Mini Cooper SE

Video: 2020 World Car Awards: Finalists

>>> Still on awards, Kia motors starts 2020 well with top auto award: Kia bags 4 “Best Car for the Money” awards at the 2020 Washington Auto Show

Below are some popular car models that have won the World Car of The Year award in the past:

  • Audi A3 (2014)
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2015)
  • Mazda MX-5 (2016)
  • Jaguar F-PACE (2017)
  • Volvo XC60 (2018)

>>> Keep updated on Naijauto with reports on latest car awards at the -> automotive industry updates section!

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