Ανακοινώθηκαν οι 10 υποψήφιοι για το World Car Of The Year 2012. Οι τελικοί νικητές, όπως πάντα θα ανακοινωθούν κατά την διάρκεια της Έκθεσης της Νέας Υόρκης στις 5 του Απρίλη, ενώ οι 3 τελικοί υποψήφιοι ανά κατηγορία θα ανακοινωθούν στις 6 Μαρτίου στη Γενεύη . Αναλυτικά οι υποψήφιοι ανά κατηγορία στη συνέχεια. Αν διάλεγες εσύ, ποιο από αυτά θα ψήφιζες ώστε να ανακηρυχθεί αυτοκίνητο της χρονιάς;


World Car of the Year 2012

  • Audi A6 Sedan / Avant
  • Audi Q3
  • BMW 1 Series
  • BMW 3 Series
  • Chevrolet Volt / Opel/Vauxhall Ampera
  • Citroen DS5
  • Ford Focus
  • Land Rover Evoque
  • Porsche 911
  • Volkswagen Up!

World Performance Car 2012

  • Audi RS 3 Sportback
  • BMW 1 Series M Coupé
  • BMW M5
  • Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
  • Ferrari FF
  • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
  • McLaren MP4-12C
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz C63 Coupe AMG Black Series
  • Porsche 911

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Δελτίο Τύπου

AND NOW THERE ARE TEN …..

Top Ten World Car and World Performance Car Finalists Announced

January 31, 2012 – For Immediate Release

The countdown has begun in preparation for the 2012 World Car Awards winners’ press conference co-hosted by Bridgestone Corporation and the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 5, 2012. The 2012 World Car of the Year and the 2012 World Performance Car will be declared at this time.

The top three finalists in all award categories will be announced at the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012.

A jury of sixty-six (66) distinguished international automotive journalists selected the following top ten finalists in both categories by secret ballot, based on their experience with each candidate as part of their professional work. The jury members constitute a balance of representation from Asia, Europe, North America, South America, as well as other parts of the world. All hold significant stature within their own regions and countries. For more details about our jurors, and their outlets, please visit our web site: www.wcoty.com and choose 2012 Awards > Juror List.

The international accounting firm KPMG tabulated the jurors’ ballots and announced the top ten finalists in both categories today.

The 2012 World Car of the Year will be selected from the following top ten cars listed in alphabetical order:

  • Audi A6 Sedan / Avant
  • Audi Q3
  • BMW 1 Series
  • BMW 3 Series
  • Chevrolet Volt / Opel/Vauxhall Ampera
  • Citroen DS5
  • Ford Focus
  • Land Rover Evoque
  • Porsche 911
  • Volkswagen Up!

The 2012 World Performance Car will be chosen from one of these top ten finalists:

  • Audi RS 3 Sportback
  • BMW 1 Series M Coupé
  • BMW M5
  • Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
  • Ferrari FF
  • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
  • McLaren MP4-12C
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz C-63 Coupe AMG Black Series
  • Porsche 911

The jurors’ next step is to re-evaluate the top ten cars in both classes, in preparation for a final round of voting in February. They will specifically rate each vehicle in terms of overall merit, value, safety, environmental responsibility, emotional appeal, and significance. KPMG will again tabulate the vote results. The top three finalists in both categories will be announced at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 6th during a press conference co-hosted by Bridgestone Corporation and the New York International Auto Show.

Previous World Car of the Year winners were the Nissan LEAF in 2011, the Volkswagen Polo in 2010, the Volkswagen Golf in 2009, the Mazda2 / Mazda Demio in 2008, the Lexus LS460 in 2007, the BMW 3-Series in 2006, and the Audi A6 in 2005.

Previous World Performance Car winners were the Ferrari 458 Italia in 2011, the Audi R8 V10 in 2010, the Nissan GT-R in 2009, the Audi R8 in 2008, the Audi RS4 in 2007 and the Porsche Cayman S in 2006.

Prime Research International, a global leader in strategic communication research and consultancy is the World Car Awards’ research partner. The company will provide strategic reports in 2012 that analyze our awards global automotive media coverage.

Now in their eighth year, the annual World Car awards have become one of the world’s most prestigious, credible and significant programs of its kind.

The awards were inaugurated in 2003, and officially launched in January 2004, to reflect the reality of the global marketplace, as well as to recognize and reward automotive excellence on an international scale. The awards are intended to complement, not compete, with existing national and regional Car of the Year programs.

The awards are administered by a non-profit association, under the guidance of a Steering Committee of pre-eminent automotive journalists from Asia, Europe, and North America. Peter Lyon (Japan) and Matt Davis (Italy) are the co-chairs; John McCormick (USA), Jens Meiners (Germany) and Gerry Malloy (Canada) are the directors. There is no affiliation with, nor are the awards in any way influenced by any publication, auto show, automaker, or other commercial enterprise.

 For additional information either visit our web site (www.wcoty.com) or please contact Beth Rhind, Executive Manager, E: beth@wcoty.com, T: 1.705.924.3444

 About BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION

Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.

About PRIME RESEARCH

PRIME Research International, a global leader in strategic communication research and consultancy, has joined forces with the World Car Awards to provide strategic studies in the fields of automotive assessment criteria and automotive awards. PRIME Research is a well-trusted research partner for the automotive industry with a broad range of automotive clients. Its full picture approach, which provides strategic benchmark information and SWOT analyses on over 100 brands and over 10,000 different automobile models, sets the standard in automotive media research.

About the 2012 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS)

Showcasing the latest automotive trends, the 2012 New York International Auto Show will unveil an extensive collection of the most technologically advanced vehicles on display anywhere in the world. More than four floors of displays, including the new Javits Center North exhibition hall, will house nearly 1,000 stunning new 2012/2013 vehicles as well as sensational futuristic concept cars. NYIAS is owned and produced by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association.

Important Show Information: Press Days: April 4 & 5, Public Show Dates: April 6 – May 1

Show Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sundays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • cfu

    enan psifo den mporo na doso opote tha doso 2 psifous se kathe katigoria
    Word car of the year
    -911
    -Focus

    Perfomance
    -911
    -1M

  • Nikos

    η aventador πρεπει να νικησει στο 2012 WORLD PERFORMANCE CAR OF THE YEAR!!!

  • loeb

    Για το World Car of the Year 2012 ψηφιζω το -DS5
    Και για το World Performance Car 2012 την -Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4

    Οσο αφορα το DS5 το ψηφιζω γιατι η Citroen εχει κανει πολλη μεγαλη προσπαθεια με την σειρα DS
    ηταν το DS3 και το DS4 υποψηφια οποτε επειδη θα ειναι η τριτη φορα νομιζω οτι θα πρεπει να επιβραβευτει. Ειναι ενα sport οικογενειακο αμαξι με πολυ καλη εμφανιση 200 ps απο εναν οικονομικο 1600 κινητηρα πολυ ποιοτικο εσωτερικο που θυμιζει αμαξι ανωτερης κατηγοριας αρκετη δοση τεχνολογιας. Μπορει να μην ειναι ολα τελεια μπορει να μην κανει τρελες πωλησεις αλλα εμενα αυτο δεν θα με επηρεασει καθολου να το ψηφισω.

    Οσο αφορα το performance car  αν μου ελεγαν απο ολα αυτα πιο θα διαλεγες θα επαιρνα την Lambo. Δεν θα ξεχασω τα φλογιδια στο συγκριτικο απο το Top gear
    θα την επελεγα
    γιατι φορα 12κυλινδρο μοτερ ατμοσφαιρικο με τρομερο ηχο για να θυμιζει τα αλογα
    γιατι εχει πραγματικα ομορφα οργανα και εσωτερικο.
    Γιατι απο εμφανιση ειναι αγρια οπως πρεπει να ειναι ενα αμαξι επιδοσεων. 
    Γιατι δεν θα ξεχασω τα φλογιδια στο συγκριτικο απο το Top gear

    • κ στα 2 συμφωνω!!

    • Riise

       2000 πρεπει ναναι.

    • loeb

      Ειναι αναλογα ποιο θα παρεις. Αν παρεις το HYbrid4 τοτε ναι εχει εναν 2λιτρο πετρελαιοκινητηρα και εναν ηλεκτροκινητηρα αποδοσης 163 και 37 αντιστοιχα με συνολικη αποδοση 200ps
      Απ την αλλη υπαρχει και ο γνωστος THP βενζινοκινητηρας που ειναι 1,6 και βγαζει 156 και 200ps

      http://www.ds5.citroen.com/ie/technology-and-performance/all-engine-types

  • JohnnyXP64

    WPCOTY: 
    Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
    WCOTY: Porsche 911

    period! :P

  • μπήκαν και ψηφοφορίες ;)

  • ilikeyourcar

    Performance: Aventador… δεν χρειαζονται εξηγήσεις νομιζω…

    WCOTY: DS5… ποιος ειπε πως ενα hatchback πρεπει να ειναι αδιαφορο και μουντο για να ειναι και καλο; Ακους golf; Προσωπικοτηττα κυριοι… το Α και το Ω…

  • Petros5555

    Εγω ψηφισα BMW 3-Series και Lamborghini Aventador

    P.S Η Aventador πρεπει να νικησει!!!!

  • MitsosDaBest

    Citroen DS5 και Lamborghini Aventador. =)

  • marios_7

    dn exw kapoia idiaiteri protimisi,alla an den bgei i aventador tha tous kanw minisi…ennoeite!

  • Fire_the_laser

    Προσωπικα γουσταρω πολυ που η mclaren ειναι στο πατο!

  • Renesis

    Lamborghini Aventador 100%