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The finalists for the 2015 World Car of the Year have been announced recently for all the categories, including the World Performance Car of the Year, the World Luxury Car of the Year, the World Green Car of the Year and the World Car Design of the Year.

A panel of 75 international automotive journalists have been assigned in order to designate the 2015 World Car of the Year. The model in question will be selected from the short list which has been recently announced and the winners will be made public during the 2015 New York Auto Show. The road to finding out the winners has begun back in October, during the 2014 Paris Motor Show, and continued with the North American contenders in November. The short list of the top 3 cars in each category will be announced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, next month.

2015 World Car of the Year finalists
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer
Citroen C4 Cactus
Ford Mustang
Hyundai Genesis
Jeep Renegade
Mazda2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
MINI 5-door
Nissan Qashqai
Volkswagen Passat

2015 World Luxury Car of the Year finalists
BMW i8
BMW X6
Cadillac ATS Coupe
Cadillac Escalade
Kia K900
Lexus NX
Lexus RC
Lincoln MKC
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
Range Rover Autobiography Black LWB

2015 World Performance Car of the Year finalists
Audi S1
Audi S3
Audi TT / TTS
Bentley Continental GT Speed
BMW M4 Coupe / M3 Sedan
Corvette Z06
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
Lexus RC F
Mercedes AMG GT

2015 World Green Car of the Year finalists
BMW i8
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell
Kia Soul EV
Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine
Volkswagen Golf GTE

2015 World Car Design of the Year finalists
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer
Citroen C4 Cactus
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Porsche Macan
Volvo XC90