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The finalists for the prestigious 2013 World Car of the Year award have been recently announced and the winner will be known on the 28th of March, during the New York Auto Show.

Instead of being just one award, four trophies will be handed over for four different cars, in the World Performance Car, the World Green Car, the World Car Design of the Year and the World Car of the Year. The official decision will be voted by a group of 66 automotive journalists from all around the world and the final answer will be known during the 2013 New York Auto Show, on the 28th of March.

The previous winner of the 2012 World Car of the Year was the Volkswagen Up!. The first three finalists in every category will be announced next month, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The full list with the finalists in every category can be seen below.

2013 World Car of the Year
Audi A3, Land rover Range Rover, Mazda6, Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Peugeot 208, Porsche Boxster / Cayman, Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ / Toyota GT 86, Volkswagen Golf, Volvo V40
2013 World Performance Car of the Year
Aston Martin Vanquish, Audi RS5, BMW M6 Coupe / Convertible, BMW M 135i, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, Porsche Boxster / Cayman, Renault Clio Sport, Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ / Toyota GT 86
2013 World Car Design of the Year
Aston Martin Vanquish, Renault Clio, Jaguar F-Type, Land Rover Range Rover, Mazda6, Volkswagen Golf
2013 World Green Car of the Year
Renault Zoe, Smart Electric Drive, Tesla Model S, Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Diesel