World Car of the Year

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The World Car Awards (WCOTY) (French: Prix mondial de la Voiture de l'année) is an automobile award selected by a jury of 48 international automotive journalists from 22 countries. Cars considered must be sold in at least five countries on at least two continents prior to 1 January of the year of the award. The contest was inaugurated in 2003 and officially launched in January 2004 as a unified award similar to many of the continent- and nation-specific Car of the Year awards already given.[1] Since 2006, awards for performance, green cars, and car design also given.[2]

History[edit]

Volkswagen Golf VII is the 2013 World Car of the Year
Porsche Boxster is the 2013 World Performance Car
2005
Ten finalists were reduced to three before the winner was selected at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto.
2006
For 2006, in addition to the WCOTY award, the performance, green, and design categories were added; the award was announced 12 April at the New York International Auto Show.
2007
On 8 March 2007, the Audi TT, Lexus and MINI were named the top-three finalists for WCOTY. The winner was announced on 5 April 2007 at the New York International Auto Show.
2008
The Mazda2 / Demio, Ford Mondeo, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class were the top-three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show.
2009
The Ford Fiesta, Toyota iQ, and Volkswagen Golf were the top-three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show.
2010
The Volkswagen Polo, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Toyota Prius were the top-three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show.
2011
The Audi A8, BMW 5 Series, and Nissan Leaf were the top-three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show.
2012
The Volkswagen up!, BMW 3 Series, and Porsche 911 were the top-three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show, on 5 April.
2013
The Volkswagen Golf, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Porsche Boxster and Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT-86 were the top-four finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show, on 28 March.

Results[edit]

Winners[edit]

Year World Car of the Year World Performance Car World Green Car World Car Design of the Year World Luxury Car
2005 Audi A6        
2006 BMW 3-Series Porsche Cayman S Honda Civic Hybrid Citroën C4  
2007 Lexus LS 460 Audi RS4 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec Audi TT  
2008 Mazda2 / Demio Audi R8 BMW 118d with Efficient Dynamics Audi R8  
2009 Volkswagen Golf Nissan GT-R Honda FCX Clarity Fiat Nuova 500  
2010 Volkswagen Polo Audi R8 V10 Volkswagen BlueMotion Chevrolet Camaro  
2011 Nissan Leaf Ferrari 458 Italia Chevrolet Volt Aston Martin Rapide  
2012 Volkswagen up! Porsche 911 Mercedes-Benz S250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Range Rover Evoque  
2013 Volkswagen Golf Porsche Boxster / Cayman Tesla Model S Jaguar F-Type  
2014 Audi A3 Porsche 911 GT3 BMW i3 BMW i3[3] Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Finalists and top 3[edit]

Year World Car of the Year World Performance Car World Green Car World Car Design of the Year
2005
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2007

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2009
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2012



2013



Total wins by manufacturer[edit]

Manufacture Total Wins World Car of the Year World Performance Car World Green Car World Car Design of the Year World Luxury Car
Germany Audi 7 2 (2005, 2014) 3 (2007, 2008, 2010) 2 (2007, 2008)
Germany Volkswagen 5 4 (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013) 1 (2010)
Germany Porsche 4 4 (2006, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Germany BMW 4 1 (2006) 2 (2008, 2014) 1 (2014)
Germany Mercedes-Benz 3 2 (2007, 2012) 1 (2014)
Japan Nissan 2 1 (2011) 1 (2009)
Japan Honda 2 (2006, 2009)
United States Chevrolet 1 (2011) 1 (2010)
Japan Mazda 1 1 (2008)
Japan Lexus 1 (2007)
Italy Ferrari 1 (2011)
France Citroën 1 (2006)
Italy Fiat 1 (2009)
United States Tesla 1 (2013)
United Kingdom Aston Martin 1 (2011)
United Kingdom Jaguar 1 (2013)
United Kingdom Range Rover 1 (2012)

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