The finalists of the contest “World Car of the Year” became known

The finalists of the contest “World Car of the Year” became known

March 5, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The contest organizers selected the finalists in each of the four nominations presented. So, for example, the new Mazda 3 will compete for the right to own the main title this year.

A short list of applicants for victory in the contest “World Car of the Year” has been announced. He is the World Car of the Year (WCOTY). But the results of the competition will have to wait until April: the organizers will announce the names of the winners at the New York Auto Show. Recall, the opening ceremony of the motor show will be held on April 8, then the best cars will be named. The finalists of the prestigious international competition were selected by car journalists from around the world – 86 people voted in total.

 So, two Mazda models – the CX-30 and the Mazda 3, as well as the large Korean crossover KIA Telluride will compete for the main title.

 Also, experts selected the top three finalists in four more categories. For example, the best “City car” will be chosen from electric cars Kia Soul EV, MINI and the Volkswagen T-Cross crossover. Among the “Luxury cars” the best named electro-cross Mercedes-Benz EQC, sports car Porsche 911 and electric Porsche Taycan. Among the sports cars, three Porsche models – 911, Taycan and 718 Boxster GT4 / Cayman GT4 – were the leaders.

 Peugeot 208, Mazda3 and Porsche Taycan compete in the Best Design category. But the nomination “Best electric car” from this year, it was decided to abolish. A year earlier, the Jaguar I-Pace was declared the winner of the “World Car of the Year” contest.