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The contenders for the World Car of the Year trophy have been recently announced by the World Car Awards and the categories include the World Car of the Year, the World Luxury Car, the World Performance Car, the World Green Car and the World Car Design.

World Car of the Year
Audi A3
BMW 4-Series
BMW i3
Cadillac CTS
Citroen C4 Picasso
Ford Mondeo / Fusion
Infiniti Q50
Jeep Cherokee
Lexus IS
Mazda3
Peugeot 308
Skoda Octavia

World Luxury Car
Bentley Flying Spur
BMW X5
Cadillac ELR
Cadillac Escalade
Maserati Ghibli
Maserati Quattroporte
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Porsche Macan
Range Rover Sport
Rolls-Royce Wraith

World Performance Car
Alfa Romeo 4C
Audi RS6 Avant
BMW M6 Gran Coupe
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Ferrari 458 Speciale
Ford Fiesta ST
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster
Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
Porsche 911 GT3
Porsche 911 Turbo
Volkswagen Golf GTI

World Car Design
BMW i3
Cadillac CTS
Citroen C4 Picasso
Mazda3
Lexus IS
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Volkswagen XL1

World Green Car
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
BMW i3
Honda Accord
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Volkswagen XL1

The winners from all categories will be announced on the 17th of April, during the 2014 New York Auto Show.