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HERE’S a provisional list of the vehicles in the running for a World Car of the Year award in 2019.

I’m looking forward, as Ireland’s juror, to testing them as we whittle down the numbers to a handful for final decision.

Overall contenders include: Acura RDX; Audi e-tron, A1, A6, Q3; BMW 3 Series, i8 Roadster, X2; Cadillac XT4; Citroen C5 Aircross; Dacia Duster, Ford Focus; Honda Clarity plug-in, Hyundai Santa Fé, Nexo; Infiniti QX50; Jaguar E-PACE, I-PACE; Jeep Cherokee, Wrangler; Kia Ceed/Forte, Niro EV, Soul; Lexus ES, UX; Nissan Altima, Kicks; SEAT Arona; Subaru Forester; Suzuki Jimny; Toyota Avalon, Corolla hatchback, RAV4; Volvo S60/V60, XC40.

Luxury: Audi A7, Q8; BMW 8 Series; Mercedes GLE; Volkswagen Touareg.

Performance: Aston Martin Vantage; BMW M2 Competition; Hyundai Veloster N; Kia Ceed GT; McLaren 720S.

Green: Audi e-tron; BMW i8 Roadster; Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid, Insight; Hyundai Nexo; Jaguar I-PACE; Kia Niro EV; Lexus ES, UX hybrids; Toyota Avalon hybrid, RAV4 hybrid.

Urban: Audi A1; BMW X2; Kia Soul; SEAT Arona, Suzuki Jimny.

Design: Cars eligible for any other award are automatically entered for this.

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