Jaguar I-PACE Sweeps the World Car Awards as 2019’s Best Car in the World

Ian Callum Jaguar Featured World Car Awards

Meet the other World Car Awards winners and also, the very fine awards finalists.

“This is my Oscar moment and I’m going to just soak it up,” a grinning Ian Callum said from the stage as he accepted the third award for the Jaguar I-PACE, the brand’s much applauded all-electric SUV. The I-PACE won World Car of the Year, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year awards at the 2019 New York Auto Show.

It was a tough competition in every category. But that’s the job of World Car’s 86 jurors, all journalists who test drive and evaluate cars throughout the year. They make a car buyer’s job much easier.

World Car Awards evaluates cars from markets around the world, not just North America, but on every continent and picks the best of the best. Before they can vote on a particular car, jurors must have test driven them and collectively, they have driven nearly every car on the market.

Here are the World Car Award winners and the field of finalists, as well as our reviews and opinions on the ones we test drove.

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Ian Callumn Jaguar

World Car Award Winners

World Car of the Year, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year: Jaguar I-PACE

World Urban Car: Suzuki Jimny

World Luxury Car: Audi A7

World Performance Car: McLaren 720S

Finalists for the World Car Awards 2019

Below are the finalists by brand and the category each was selected for:

Aston Martin Vantage (World Performance Car)


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Audi A1 World Urban Car
Audi e-Tron World Car of the Year & World Green Car
Audi A7 World Luxury Car
Audi Q8 World Luxury Car
BMW 3 Series World Car of the Year
BMW M2 Competition World Performance Car

BMW 8 series World Luxury Car

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The Citroen AirCross was a World car finalist; we loved the brand’s embrace of SUVs for Europe.

Citroen C5 Aircross World Car Design of the Year
Ford Focus World Car of the Year
Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid  World Green Car
Genesis G70 World Car of the Year
Hyundai AH2 / Santro World Urban Car
Hyundai Nexo WCOTY and World Green Car 
Hyundai Veloster N World Performance Car
Jaguar E Pace World Car Design of the Year
Jaguar I-PACE World Car of the Year, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year
Kia Niro EV World Green Car 
KIA Soul World Urban Car
McLaren 720S World Performance Car

3-Row Luxury Suv

The Mercedes-Benz GLE. Photo: Scotty Reiss

Mercedes-Benz A-Class WCOTY
Mercedes-Benz AMG 4-door Coupe World Performance Car
Mercedes-Benz CLS World Luxury Car
Mercedes-Benz GLE World Luxury Car
SEAT Arona World Urban Car
Suzuki Jimny World Car of the Year, World Urban Car and World Car Design of the Year
Volvo S60/V60 World Car of the Year
Volvo XC40 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year
Volkswagen Touareg World Luxury Car

See the full broadcast of the World Car Awards and Jaguar’s stunning win.

Jaguar Swept The 2019 World Car Awards, Taking Home 3 Of The 6 Statues. This Electric Suv Topped A Field Of Great Cars; Here, The Winners And Finalists.

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