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2014 World Car of the Year finalists announced

Snapshot: The winners in each of the 5 categories will be announced at the New York International Auto Show in April.

Three weeks ago, a panel of 69 automotive journalists from 22 countries came up with the long list of shortlisted cars that will compete in this year’s edition of the World Car of the Year Award. The initial list however, has now been gutted down to three finalists for each of the five categories. The finalists were announced at the on-going 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

The 2014 World Car of the Year Award, which is now in its tenth year has introduced a new category called World Luxury Car of the Year in addition to the existing categories for the best World, Performance, Design and Green cars. The prize can be bestowed upon any car that was sold in at least two different countries between January 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014. 

BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Mazda received the most tallies, with the BMW i3, Audi A3 and Mazda 3 each reaching the final three in multiple categories. Without further ado, the nominees in alphabetical order in each of the categories are as follows:

2014 World Car of the Year

- Audi A3.

- BMW 4-Series.

- Mazda3

 

2014 World Luxury Car

- Bentley Flying Spur.

- Mercedes Benz S-Class.

- Range Rover Sport.

 

2014 World Performance Car

- Chevrolet Corvetter Stingray. 

- Ferrari 458 Speciale.

- Porsche 911 GT3.

 

2014 World Green Car

- Audi A3 Sportback g-tron.

- BMW i3.

- Volkswagen XL1.

 

2014 World Design Car 

- BMW i3.

- Mazda3.

- Mercedes Benz C-Class. 

The winners will be announced at the 2014 New York International Auto Show on April 17. 

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