The nominations for the World Car of the Year Awards 2019 have been whittled down, but there’s still plenty of UK interest
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.
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
World Urban Car of the Year top 5
World Luxury Car of the Year top 5
World Performance Car of the Year top 5
World Green Car top 5
World Car Design of the Year top 5
World Car Awards: League Table by Nation
BMW 3 Series
BMW M2 Competition
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-door Coupe
Hyundai Velostar N
Aston Martin Vantage
Citroen C5 Aircross
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