The World Car of the Year title for the 2018 edition is just around the corner, and now we can tell you which are the ten most coveted finalists that have a major chance to snatch the important prize.
Without further ado, we can tell you the final ten models competing in the 2018 World Car of the Year have been revealed – and they are just as eclectic as the global automotive industry, with the brands coming from Italy, Japan, Korea, and the U.K. One major absentee is the United States, even though after the voting is completed ahead of the Geneva Motor Show and the final three finalists announced there we’ll have to wait until April for the New York Auto Show to know the winner. The mix for the ten representatives includes more than 50% from the crossover/SUV category, with an additional three sedan finalists and just one, sole, hatchback.
In alphabetical order, the finalists are: Alfa Romeo Giulia, BMW X3, Kia Stinger, Land Rover Discovery, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Leaf, Range Rover Velar, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen T-Roc and the Volvo XC60. And that’s not all, because the judges will also decide on certain special categories – in the luxury, performance, urban living, and eco departments.