World Car Of the Year

Η οργανωτική επιτροπή του World Car of the Year (WCOTY) ανακοίνωσε σήμερα στη Γενεύη τους τελικούς τρεις φιναλίστ, που θα ανταγωνιστούν για τον τίτλο του Παγκόσμιου αυτοκινήτου της χρονιάς για το 2016. Ευρωπαϊκό αυτοκίνητο της χρονιάς ανακηρύχθηκε σήμερα το Opel Astra.

Πέρυσι νικητής ήταν η Mercedes C-Class. Οι τελικοί νικητές, όπως πάντα θα ανακοινωθούν κατά την διάρκεια της Έκθεσης της Νέας Υόρκης τον Απρίλιο. Παράλληλα ανακοινώθηκαν και οι φιναλίστ των βραβείων World Green Car 2016, World Performance Car 2016, World Luxury Car 2016 και World Car Design of the Year 2016. Αν διάλεγες εσύ, ποιο από αυτά θα ψήφιζες ώστε να ανακηρυχθεί αυτοκίνητο της χρονιάς αλλά και νικητής των άλλων τεσσάρων βραβείων;

World Car of the Year 2016

  • Audi A4 Sedan/Avant
  • Mazda MX-5
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC

World Luxury Car 2016

  • Audi Q7
  • BMW 7 Series
  • Volvo XC90

World Performance Car 2016

  • Audi R8 Coupe
  • Honda Civic Type R
  • Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé

World Green Car 2016

  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Toyota Mirai
  • Toyota Prius

World Car Design of the Year 2016

  • Jaguar XE
  • Mazda CX-3
  • Mazda MX-5

Δελτίο Τύπου

March 1, 2016 – Geneva – For Immediate Release

The Road to World Car journey continues with today’s announcement of the Top Three in the World finalists in five award categories at the Geneva International Motor Show.

This announcement continues the countdown for the 2016 World Car Awards winners’ press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Bridgestone Corporation and Autoneum on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Winners of the 2016 World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year will all be declared at this time.

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the partnership between World Car and the New York show, and the third consecutive year that the World Car Awards have retained their ranking as the number one automotive awards program in the world in terms of media reach.

The Global Trends Report, co-presented annually by Prime Research and Autoneum, will also be announced during the New York show press conference and media breakfast. The report is the culmination of research and insights across the past six months. During this period, the introduction of stricter test procedures for vehicles became a heavily discussed topic within the automotive industry. Autoneum CEO Martin Hirzel emphasized: “The planned changes in test cycles such as the switch from the New European Driving Cycle (NEFC) to the Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) and the introduction of Real Driving Emissions (RDE) will favour Autoneum’s efficiency-boosting technologies and products like engine encapsulations and aerodynamic underfloor systems. More stringent test procedures will help us to reveal the full potential of our multifunctional products with regard to less fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions of cars.”

A jury of 73 distinguished international automotive journalists selected the following “Top Three in the World” finalists by secret ballot based on their experience with each candidate as part of their professional work. The international accounting firm KPMG tabulated the jurors’ ballots.

The Top Three in the World finalists in the five award categories are as follows:

2016 World Car of the Year:

  • Audi A4 Sedan / Audi A4 Avant
  • Mazda MX-5
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC

2016 World Luxury Car:

  • Audi Q7
  • BMW 7 Series
  • Volvo XC90

2016 World Performance Car:

  • Audi R8 Coupe
  • Honda Civic Type R
  • Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé

2016 World Green Car:

  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Toyota Mirai (Hydrogen Fuel Cell)
  • Toyota Prius (Hybrid)

2016 World Car Design of the Year:

  • Jaguar XE
  • Mazda CX-3
  • Mazda MX-5

The Road to World Car began in Frankfurt on September 15, was followed by a four and a half day stop in Los Angeles for test-drives of the North American, Japanese and Swedish contenders in November, and continues with today’s Top Three in the World announcement. The journey ends at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, March 24, 2016 when all winners are declared.

As the global nature of the industry continues to strengthen, and the pace of innovation continues to accelerate, World Car is proud to be a part of this amazing journey along with the New York International Auto Show, Prime Research, Bridgestone, Autoneum, KPMG and Newspress.