BMW Models Are Finalists in 2018 World Car of the Year

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Each year, a jury of 48 international journalists from the automotive industry announces the finalists and awards the best cars for each category involved. This year`s World Car of the Year have also announced the finalists for the World Urban Car, World Green Car, World Luxury Car, World Car Design of and World Performance Car of the Year categories. Finally, the 2018 World Car of the Year decides which is the best model in the world.

The winning cars will be announced at the New York International Auto Show in March, with three finalists to be listed at this year`s 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

As expected, the competition is pretty tight and gathers the world`s most important models in each category. BMW is proud to be a finalist in no less than five of them. Unfortunately, it does miss the World Urban Car of the Year, this category being dominated by cars like Ford Fiesta or Volkswagen Polo. Please find below each category with all the finalists listed in the official order.

2018 World Car of the Year

World Urban Car Category
Ford Fiesta
Hyundai Kona
Nissan Mirca
Suzuki Swift
Volkswagen Polo.

World Green Car Category
BMW 530e iPerformance
Chevrolet Cruze diesel
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Nissan LEAF.

World Luxury Car Category
Audi A8
BMW 6 Series GT
Lexus LS
Porsche Cayenne
Porsche Panamera.

World Car Design Category
BMW i8
Lamborghini Urus

World Performance Car Category
Alfa Romeo Giulia QV
Audi RS 3
Honda Civic Type R
Lexus LC 500.

2018 World Car of the Year

Alfa Romeo Giulia
Kia Stinger
Land Rover Discovery
Mazda CX-5
Nissan LEAF
Range Rover Velar
Toyota Camry
Volkswagen T-Roc
Volvo XC60.


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