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The World Car Awards (formerly World Car of the Year, WCOTY) is a group of automobile Car of the Year awards selected by a jury of 82 international automotive journalists from 24 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.[citation needed]

This started as a single 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 have also been given.[2] In April 2013, an award for luxury design was inaugurated.[citation needed]

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. The Audi A6, Porsche 911, and Volvo S40/V50 were the top three finalists.[citation needed]
2006
For 2006, in addition to the WCOTY award, the performance, green, and design categories were added; the award was announced at the New York International Auto Show. The BMW 3 Series, Mazda MX-5, and Porsche Cayman were the top three finalists.[citation needed]
2007
The Lexus LS, MINI, and Audi TT were the top three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show.[citation needed]
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.[citation needed]
2009
The Volkswagen Golf, and Toyota iQ were the top three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show.[citation needed]
2010
The Volkswagen Polo, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Audi A5 were the top three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show.[citation needed]
2011
The Nissan Leaf, Audi A8, and BMW 5 Series were the top three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show.[citation needed]
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.[citation needed]
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.[citation needed]
2014
The Audi A3, Mazda3 and BMW 4 Series were the top three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show.[citation needed]
2015
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Volkswagen Passat and Ford Mustang were the top three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show.[citation needed]
2016
The Mazda MX-5, Mercedes-Benz GLC and Audi A4 were the top three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show.[citation needed]
2017
The Jaguar F-Pace, Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q5 were the top three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show.[citation needed]
2018
The Volvo XC60, Range Rover Velar and Mazda CX-5 were the top three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show.[citation needed]
2019
The Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-Pace and Volvo S60/V60 are the top three finalists. The winner was announced at the New York International Auto Show.[citation needed]

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 World Urban 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 Mk6 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 991 Mercedes-Benz S250 BlueEfficiency Range Rover Evoque  
2013 Volkswagen Golf Mk7 Porsche Boxster / Cayman Tesla Model S Jaguar F-Type  
2014 Audi A3 Porsche 911 GT3 BMW i3 BMW i3[3] Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W222)
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W205) Mercedes-AMG GT BMW i8 Citroën C4 Cactus[4] Mercedes-Benz S-Class (C217)
2016 Mazda MX-5 Audi R8 Coupe Toyota Mirai Mazda MX-5 BMW 7 Series
2017 Jaguar F-Pace Porsche Boxster Cayman Toyota Prius Prime Jaguar F-Pace Mercedes-Benz E-Class BMW i3
2018 Volvo XC60 BMW M5 Nissan LEAF Range Rover Velar Audi A8 Volkswagen Polo
2019 Jaguar I-Pace McLaren 720S Jaguar I-Pace Jaguar I-Pace Audi A7 Suzuki Jimny
2020 Kia Telluride Porsche Taycan Mazda3 Porsche Taycan Kia Soul EV
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Porsche 911 Turbo Land Rover Defender Mercedes-Benz S-Class Honda e
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Audi e-tron GT Hyundai Ioniq 5 Mercedes-Benz EQS Toyota Yaris Cross

Finalists and top 3[edit]

Year World Car of the Year World Performance Car World Green Car World Car Design of the Year World Luxury Car World Urban Car
2005
2006



2007

2008



2009



2010



2011



2012



2013



2014




2015




2016[5]




2017[6]





2018[7]





2019[8]





2020
  • Kia Telluride
  • Mazda CX-30
  • Mazda3
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA
  • Mercedes-Benz GLB
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Volkswagen T-Cross
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Porsche 911
  • Porsche 718 Spyder/Cayman GT4


  • Mazda 3
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Peugeot 208
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Porsche 911
  • Mercedes Benz EQC
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Mini Electric
  • Volkswagen T-Cross
2021
  • Volkswagen ID.4
  • Honda-e
  • Toyota Yaris
  • Audi A3
  • BMW 2/4 Series Gran Coupe
  • Kia K5 and Sorento
  • Mazda MX-30
  • Mercedes-Benz GLA
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Audi RS Q8
  • Toyota GR Yaris
  • Land Rover Defender
  • Honda e
  • Mazda MX-30
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Polestar 2
  • Land Rover Defender
  • Honda e
  • Toyota Yaris
  • Honda Jazz/Fit
2022
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5 (winner)
  • Kia EV6
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E
  • Audi Q4 e-tron
  • CUPRA Formentor
  • Genesis G70
  • Honda Civic
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Lexus NX
  • Toyota GR86 / Subaru BRZ
  • Audi e-tron GT
  • BMW M3/M4
  • Toyota GR86 / Subaru BRZ
  • Audi e-tron GT
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Kia EV6
  • BMW iX
  • Genesis GV70
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS
  • Opel Mokka
  • Toyota Yaris Cross
  • Volkswagen Taigun

Total wins by makers[edit]

Marque Total Wins World Car of the Year World Performance Car World Green Car World Car Design of the Year World Luxury Car World Urban Car
Audi 10 2 (2005, 2014) 4 (2007, 2008, 2010, 2016) 2 (2007, 2008) 2 (2018, 2019)
BMW 8 1 (2006) 1 (2018) 3 (2008, 2014, 2015) 1 (2014) 1 (2016) 1 (2017)
Mercedes-Benz 1 (2015) 1 (2015) 2 (2007, 2012) 4 (2014, 2015, 2017, 2021)
Porsche 7 (2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2021) 1 (2020)
Volkswagen 7 5 (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2021) 1 (2010) 1 (2018)
Jaguar 6 2 (2017, 2019) 1 (2019) 3 (2013, 2017, 2019)
Mazda 4 2 (2008, 2016) 2 (2016, 2020)
Nissan 3 1 (2011) 1 (2009) 1 (2018)
Toyota/Lexus 1 (2007) 2 (2016, 2017)
Range Rover 3 (2012, 2018, 2021)
Honda 2 (2006, 2009) 1 (2021)
Kia 2 1 (2020) 1 (2020)
Chevrolet 1 (2011) 1 (2010)
Citroën 2 (2006, 2015)
Volvo 1 1 (2018)
Ferrari 1 (2011)
Fiat 1 (2009)
Tesla 1 (2013)
Aston Martin 1 (2011)
McLaren 1 (2019)
Suzuki 1 (2019)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "wcoty.com | World Car of the Year Awards".
  2. ^ wcoty.com World Car of the Year Awards
  3. ^ Jim Henry (17 April 2014). "New York Auto Show: BMWi3 Is The 2014 World Green Car Of The Year". Forbes. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  4. ^ "World Car of the Year 2015 revealed". Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  5. ^ "2016 World Car Awards - Results :: World Car Awards". wcoty.com. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  6. ^ "2017 World Car Awards - Results :: World Car Awards". wcoty.com.
  7. ^ "2018 World Car Awards - Results :: World Car Awards". wcoty.com.
  8. ^ "2019 World Car Awards - Results :: World Car Awards". wcoty.com.

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