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World Car of the Year

  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

    Mazda’s MX-5 Miata is the hot ticket right now. Following yesterday’s debut of the awesome RF version, the regular model, on sale since last year, has just been awarded the title of 2016 World Car of the Year. With its sporty handling and no-nonsense design the latest Miata is an impressive car, so we’re not surprised that the judges gave it the top gong. Other top contenders included the somewhat mundane Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. CHECK OUT: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is a droptop fastback dandy: Live photos and video The judges praised the Miata for staying true to the...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Euro-spec)
    2016 World Car of the Year finalists named

    In the world of automotive awards, there are numerous titles vying for relevancy. The majors include the North American Car and Truck of the Year, the European Car of the Year, and the World Car of the Year. The last on that list to be concluded for 2016 is the World Car of the Year. The winners...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Camaro
    2016 World Car Of The Year Nominees Announced

    The journey to the 2016 World Car of the Year awards has begun, and once again there will be separate categories for the best car overall as well as for the best cars when it comes to performance, luxury, the environment and design. DON'T MISS: Watch The Tesla Model X SUV’s...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Mercedes Takes Out 2015 World, Luxury And Performance Car Of The Year Awards

    It’s a Mercedes-Benz trifecta in the latest round of the World Car Awards, the winners of which were just announced at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Over the years, the awards have grown to include five separate categories, seeking to determine the best of the best of the ever-increasing new...

  • 2015 World Car of the Year awards
    2015 World Performance, Luxury, Green Cars Of The Year: The Top 3

    Earlier this year, the World Car Awards panel announced its top 10 finalists in its five award categories, including the top luxury, performance, green, design, and overall car of the year. The WCA jury is composed of 75 automotive journalists from around the world, and they’ve now narrowed...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S at Laguna Seca, first drive, November 2014
    2015 World, Luxury And Performance Car Of The Year Top 10 Finalists Announced

    While not as prestigious as the annual North American and European car of the year awards, the World Car of the Year awards is the one we look forward to the most as it includes separate categories for performance and luxury cars. There are five categories in fact, with the remaining three being...

  • 2014 Audi A3 Sportback

    Each year, a jury of automotive journalists goes over every new vehicle introduced over the last 12 months or so and comes up with a prestigious list for the World Car of the Year awards. The top 10 finalists were announced in February, which was then whittled down to three earlier this month, but now the winners of the five individual awards that make up WCOTY have been announced at the New York Auto Show. To be eligible for the awards, a vehicle must be new and go on sale on at least two continents during the time period between January 1, 2013 and May 30, 2014. This year, the 69-member...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
    2014 World, Luxury And Performance Car Of The Year Finalists Announced

    From an original field of several dozen cars, jurors in the 2014 World Car of the Year awards have whittled the list of contenders down to just a handful of finalists. This year, a new category for the World Luxury Car of the Year has been added, joining existing categories for the best World...

  • 2013 Opel Cascada
    2014 World, Luxury And Performance Car Of The Year Candidates Announced

    Not to be outdone by the more established North American Car Of The Year and European Car Of The Year awards, the World Car Of The Year award is starting to gain more prominence in the auto show arena despite being the relative newcomer. The award event is now entering its 10th year and will...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf, at 2013 New York Auto Show
    2013 World Car Of The Year Winners Announced In New York

    Every year, an international panel of automotive journalists selects the best cars in the world under various categories, handing out its awards at the New York Auto Show. Atop the hierarchy is the World Car of the Year, followed by the World Performance Car, the World Car Design of the Year and...

  • Volkswagen up! concepts, 2012 Geneva Motor Show
    Volkswagen up! Named 2012 World Car Of The Year In New York

    The jurors presiding over the annual World Car of the Year awards at the 2012 New York Auto Show have awarded the top honor to a car that is not offered in the U.S. In fact, it’s not even offered in all of North America. Nevertheless, Volkswagen’s tiny up! hatchback has beaten worthy...

  • 2012 Porsche 911 first drive
    Porsche's New 911 Claims 2012 World Performance Car Honors

    The 2012 Porsche 911 has been chosen by a panel of 64 automotive journalists as the 2012 World Performance Car.

  • Nissan LEAF

    It’s official. The zero-emission 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car has picked up the title of 2011 World Car of the Year at this week’s 2011 New York Auto Show, beating a field of contenders that listed 39 entries all up including the likes of the Aston Martin Rapide, Audi A8, Lexus LFA and of course, the Ferrari 458 Italia. The Ferrari, meanwhile, took out the 2011 World Performance Car of the Year title, which is not surprising given its performance in most reviews conducted around the globe. Jurors observed that: “The Leaf is the gateway to a brave new electric world from...

  • 2011 BMW 5-Series (Euro spec)
    2011 World Car Of The Year Top Three Finalists Announced

    As the 2011 New York Auto Show approaches, organizers of the annual World Car of the Year awards have released details about the top three finalists for each of the World Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design categories, and as usual they remain as controversial as ever...

  • 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
    2011 World And Performance Car Of The Year Finalists Announced

    Just a few weeks ago we saw the entire list of nominees for the World Car of the Year awards, as well as the separate Performance, Green and Design categories, which are held annually at the New York Auto Show. In total, there were more than 40 contenders originally but this list has since been...

  • 2011 Lexus LFA
    Nominees For 2011 New York Auto Show WCOTY Announced

    Not to be outdone by the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards held at this month’s 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the organizers of April’s 2011 New York Auto Show have started to pool together their nominees for the event’s annual World Car of the Year awards. Running since...

  • 2010 Volkswagen Polo
    2010 World And Performance Car Of The Year Winners Announced

    Not to be outdone by the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards from the Detroit Auto Show, the organizers of the 2010 New York Auto Show are heavily promoting their own ‘World’ and ‘Performance’ titles and today revealed the winners for this year’s awards. A...

  • 2009 ford fiesta motorauthority 005
    Volkswagen Golf Mark VI Declared 2009 World Car Of The Year

    Not to be outdone by the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards from the Detroit Auto Show, the organizers of the New York Auto Show are heavily promoting their own ‘World’ and ‘Performance’ titles and today revealed the winners for this year’s awards. We...

  • Nissan GT-R

    Not to be outdone by the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards from the Detroit Auto Show, the organizers of the New York Auto Show are heavily promoting their own ‘World’ and ‘Performance’ titles and today revealed the winners for this year’s awards. The Nissan GT-R was chosen from an initial entry list of 23 contenders nominated by 59 World Car jurors from twenty-five 25 countries throughout the world. Candidates for the World Performance Car award had to demonstrate a specific and overt Sports/Performance orientation. Furthermore, they had to also...

  • Mazda2 wins 2008 WCOTY award
    Mazda 2 Wins 2008 WCOTY Award

    Mazda’s diminutive Mazda2 (Demio) hatch has taken out the annual World Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards in New York, beating 38 other cars for the top spot including the Ford Mondeo and Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the top three. The Mazda2 was nominated by 47 World Car jurors from 24 countries and...

  • 2008 WCOTY top three finalists announced
    2008 WCOTY Top Three Finalists Announced

    As this year’s New York Auto Show approaches, organizers of the annual World Car of the Year awards have released details about the top three finalists for each of the World Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design categories. The final winner of each respective...

  • 2008 World Car of the Year finalists announced
    2008 World Car Of The Year Finalists Announced

    Not to be outdone by the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards held at this month’s Detroit Auto Show, the organizers of April’s New York Auto Show have started to pool together the finalists for its annual World Car of the Year awards. This is only the third time the event is...

  • Lexus LS460 named World Car of the Year
    Lexus LS 460 named World Car of the Year

    Lexus' flagship luxury saloon has been named the best car in the world by an international panel of journalists. Facing tough competition from the new Audi TT and the revised Mini Cooper, the LS 460 won because of its excellent build quality, reliability, and the luxurious ride. The LS 460 also...

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