‘The Road to the World Car’ finalists for 2016

2016 Mazda MX-5 vying for World Car of the Year honours along with Audi A4 Sedan / Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes-Benz GLC.

2016 Mazda MX-5 vying for World Car of the Year honours along with Audi A4 Sedan / Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes-Benz GLC.

The Road to World Car journey continues with the Top Three in the World finalists in five award categories announced at the March 2016 Geneva International Motor Show.

The announcement continues the countdown for the 2016 World Car Awards winners’ press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Bridgestone Corporation and Autoneum on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

Winners of the 2016 World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year will all be declared at that time.

A jury of 73 distinguished international automotive journalists selected the following “Top Three in the World” finalists by secret ballot based on their experience with each candidate as part of their professional work. The international accounting firm KPMG tabulated the jurors’ ballots.

The Top Three in the World finalists in the five award categories are as follows:

2016 World Car of the Year:
– Audi A4 Sedan / Audi A4 Avant
– Mazda MX-5
– Mercedes-Benz GLC

2016 World Luxury Car:
– Audi Q7
– BMW 7 Series
– Volvo XC90

2016 World Performance Car:
– Audi R8 Coupe
– Honda Civic Type R
– Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé

2016 World Green Car:
– Chevrolet Volt
– Toyota Mirai (Hydrogen Fuel Cell)
– Toyota Prius (Hybrid)

2016 World Car Design of the Year:
– Jaguar XE
– Mazda CX-3
– Mazda MX-5

The Road to World Car began in Frankfurt on September 15, was followed by a four-and-a-half day stop in Los Angeles for test-drives of the North American, Japanese and Swedish contenders in November, and continues with the Top Three in the World announcement.

The journey ends at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, March 24, 2016 when all winners are declared.