2013 World Car of the Year finalists announced

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The list of the final candidates for the 2013 World Car of the Year have been announced. The winners will be announced at a press conference at the York International Auto Show on Thursday, March 28, 2013. The 2013 World Car of the Year, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year will all be declared at this time. Before this, the top three finalists in each category will be announced at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 5th 2013.
Sixty-six international automotive journalists selected the following top ten finalists in both categories by secret ballot, based on their experience with each candidate as part of their professional work. The jury members constitute a balance of representation from Asia, Europe and the U.K., North America, Russia, as well as other parts of the world.

The 2013 World Car of the Year will be selected from the following top ten cars listed in alphabetical order:

  • Audi A3
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Mazda6
  • Mazda CX5
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • Peugeot 208
  • Porsche Boxster / Cayman
  • Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ / Toyota GT 86 / Toyota 86
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Volvo V40

The 2013 World Performance Car will be chosen from one of these top ten finalists:

  • Aston Martin Vanquish
  • Audi RS 5
  • BMW M6 Coupe / Convertible
  • BMW M 135i
  • Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
  • Porsche Boxster / Cayman
  • Renault Clio Sport

Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ / Toyota GT 86 / Toyota 86

The jurors’ next step is to re-evaluate the top ten cars in both classes, in preparation for a final round of voting in February.

Previous World Car of the Year winners were the Volkswagen Up! in 2012, the Nissan LEAF in 2011, the Volkswagen Polo in 2010, the Volkswagen Golf in 2009, the Mazda2 / Mazda Demio in 2008, the Lexus LS460 in 2007, the BMW 3-Series in 2006, and the Audi A6 in 2005.

Previous World Performance Car winners were the Porsche 911 in 2012, the Ferrari 458 Italia in 2011, the Audi R8 V10 in 2010, the Nissan GT-R in 2009, the Audi R8 in 2008, the Audi RS4 in 2007 and the Porsche Cayman S in 2006.

The 2013 World Green Car category finalists are:

  • Renault Zoe
  • smart Electric Drive
  • Tesla Model S
  • Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
  • Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Diesel

Cars eligible for the 2013 World Car Design of the Year award are:

  • Aston Martin Vanquish
  • Renault Clio
  • Jaguar F-Type
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Mazda 6
  • Volkswagen Golf


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  • Rahul nargundkar says:

    My guesses
    COTY will be the Golf..
    Performance car F12, though still not believing that Pagani Huayra not in the list and according to me it is the winner.. BRZ/GT86 is good too..
    Don’t really follow green cars but Tesla..
    And Aston taking the Car design.. Though the F-Type and Range Rover too look good..

  • Min zaw phay says:

    I open car company at my country. My company name is min Myanmar chit Khant family company. So I want to visit and study cars auto show.
    Thanks a lot.
    Min zaw play
    Managing director