World Car Awards 2017
The World Car Awards are the biggest, most high-profile automotive awards in the world. Globally recognised and highly prized by manufacturers, winning one of the five category awards is a significant achievement – which is why all eyes are on the longlist for 2017 that’s now been announced.
The overall World Car of the Year Award is the big one and, this year, there are 23 cars in the running, including big-hitters such as the Jaguar F-Pace, Skoda Kodiaq, Audi Q2, Honda Civic and Chrysler Pacifica. The World Luxury & Performance Car Award includes exotica stretching from the Bentley Bentayga to the Audi R8 Spyder.
The World Green Car of the Year 2017 is an exciting one for 2017, benefiting from the many new planet-saving models manufacturers have launched recently. These include the innovative Hyundai Ioniq range, the new Chevrolet Bolt, the bold Tesla Model X and the far-sighted Honda Clarity Fuel Cell.
There’s a new award for 2017, too – the World Urban Car Award. This is for cleverly-packaged city-friendly cars less than four metres long, which help smartly address the challenges of growing urbanisation. Longlisted cars here stretch from the BMW i3 94Ah, the Citroen C3 supermini, the funky Suzuki Ignis and the left-field Citroen E-Mehari.