The winner of this year’s World Car of the Year will be chosen from a final 10 vehicles.
The overall and category winners will be announced on April 17.
The finalists have been whittled down from an initial 40 selected by dozens of World Car jury members worldwide – including myself.
The Top 10 include:
And the 2019 World Urban Car 2019 will be chosen from one of following five finalists:
The Audi A1, Hyundai AH2/Santro, KIA Soul, SEAT Arona and the Suzuki Jimny.
Meantime, the five in the frame for the World Luxury Car segment award include:
The Audi A7 and Audi Q8, BMW 8-series, Mercedes CLS and the Volkswagen Touareg.
The World Performance Car finalists are:
The Aston Martin Vantage, BMW M2 Competition, Hyundai Veloster N, the McLaren 720S and the Mercedes AMG 4dr Coupe.
There are also five finalists in the 2019 World Green Car category. They are:
The Audi e-tron, Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid, Hyundai Nexo, Jaguar I-PACE and the KIA Niro electric vehicle.
A special panel of world-renowned designers has chosen the final five in line for the World Car Design gong.
The quintet selected for jurors to cast their final votes on are:
The Citroen C5 Aircross, Jaguar E-PACE, Jaguar I-PACE, Suzuki Jimny and Volvo XC40.