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.
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
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
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.
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