World Car top 10 of the Year 2019 announced

February 6, 2019 Auto News ,
World Car of the Year Awards

The nominations for the World Car of the Year Awards 2019 have been whittled down, but there’s still plenty of UK interest

JaguarAston Martin and McLaren are in the running to win four of the six World Car Awards up for grabs at the New York International Auto Show in April.

With the I-Pace, Jaguar has made it into the World Car of the Year (WCOTY) top 10, the World Car Design top 5, and the World Green Car top 5.

• Volvo XC60 named World Car of the Year 2018

Meanwhile, the Aston Martin Vantage and the McLaren 720S have secured enough votes to be included in the World Performance Car category, where the two British firms will battle it out for the prestigious trophy.

Further good news for the UK motor industry is that it has overtaken Japan in the current World Car Awards league table (see below). Thanks to Aston Martin, Jaguar and McLaren, Britain is now the third strongest nation in the standings, behind super-strong Germany in first place and ever-improving South Korea at number two.

The second and final round of World Car Awards voting takes place in mid-February, with the top 3 contenders in all categories being named at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The six winners will then be announced at a ceremony in New York City the following month. 

World Car of the Year (WCOTY) top 10

BMW 3 Series - front

Audi e-tron
BMW 3 Series
Ford Focus
Genesis G70
Hyundai Nexo
Jaguar I-Pace
Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Suzuki Jimny
Volvo S60/V60
Volvo XC40

World Urban Car of the Year top 5

Suzuki Jimny - off road

Audi A1
Hyundai AH2/Santro
Kia Soul
SEAT Arona
Suzuki Jimny

World Luxury Car of the Year top 5

Audi Q8 - Front Tracking

Audi A7
Audi Q8
Mercedes-Benz CLS
Mercedes-Benz GLE
Volkswagen Touareg

World Performance Car of the Year top 5

Best supercars - McLaren 720S

Aston Martin Vantage
BMW M2 Competition
Hyundai Veloster N
McLaren 720S
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-door Coupe

World Green Car top 5

Jaguar I-Pace front

Audi e-tron
Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
Hyundai Nexo
Jaguar I-Pace
Kia e-Niro

World Car Design of the Year top 5

citroen c5 aircross tracking front

Citroen C5 Aircross
Jaguar E-Pace
Jaguar I-Pace
Suzuki Jimny
Volvo XC40 

World Car Awards: League Table by Nation

February 2019

Germany

Audi A1
Audi A7
Audi Q8
Audi e-tron
BMW 3 Series
BMW M2 Competition
Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-door Coupe
Mercedes-Benz CLS
Mercedes-Benz GLE
Volkswagen Touareg
Total: 11

South Korea

Genesis G70 
Hyundai AH2/Santro
Hyundai Nexo
Hyundai Velostar N
Kia e-Niro
Kia Soul
Total: 6 

United Kingdom 

Aston Martin Vantage
Jaguar E-Pace 
Jaguar I-Pace
McLaren 720S
Total: 4

Japan

Honda Clarity
Suzuki Jimny
Total: 2

Sweden

Volvo S60/V60
Volvo XC40
Total: 2 

France

Citroen C5 Aircross
Total: 1

Spain

SEAT Arona
Total: 1

USA

Ford Focus
Total: 1

Which car do you think will win the 2019 World Car of the Year Award? Let us know your thoughts below… 

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