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2020 World Car of the year nominees revealed

12th Sep 2019 4:26 pm

Nominees for the 2020 WCOTY announced at Frankfurt and include the likes of the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Venue, Volkswagen T-Cross, Renault Captur and more.

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The proceedings for the 2020 World Car Awards are now well and truly underway with the nominees for the World Car of the Year (WCOTY) having just been announced at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show. As the proceedings have begun, it is worth noting that there will be two round of testing and voting by jurors from all over the world. Only after this will the winners be announced at the New York International Auto Show on April 8, 2020.

The World Car Awards has multiple categories for various cars to compete in, but undoubtedly the WCOTY award is the most sought after. For 2020, there is a long list of nominees which comprises 31 cars, ranging from small hatchbacks to large full-size SUVs. A few cars that stand out from this list are the recently launched Kia Seltos and Hyundai Venue. Both these cars had their global unveiling in India and a large part of their development happened here as well. Other familiar cars like the Renault Captur (Euro-spec), Volkswagen T-Cross, Skoda Kamiq and many more have also been nominated. We have compiled a list of all the cars nominated for the 2020 WCOTY award, below.

Nominations for the 2020 World Car of The Year

  • Cadillac CT4
  • DS DS 3 Crossback/Etense
  • DS DS 7 Crossback/Etense
  • Ford Escape/Kuga
  • Ford Explorer
  • Hyundai Palisade
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Hyundai Venue
  • Kia Seltos
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Kia Telluride
  • Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
  • Mazda CX-30
  • Mazda3
  • Mercedes-AMG A35/45
  • Mercedes-AMG CLA35/45
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA
  • Mercedes-Benz GLB
  • Mini Cooper SE
  • Opel/Vauxhall Corsa
  • Peugeot 2008
  • Peugeot 208
  • Renault Captur
  • Renault Clio
  • Renault Zoe R135
  • Seat Tarraco
  • Skoda Kamiq
  • Skoda Scala
  • SsangYong Korando
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Volkswagen T-Cross

As mentioned above, the World Car Awards have multiple categories for various cars to compete for top honours. The cars in these categories are more similar in nature as they need to have a certain attribute to compete in the category. We have also put together a list of all the nominees for the 2020 World Performance car of the year, 2020 World Luxury Car of the year and the 2020 World Urban car of the year below.

Nominations for the 2020 World Performance Car of The Year

  • Alpine A110S
  • Audi RS 6 Avant
  • Audi RS 7 Sportback
  • Audi S8
  • Audi SQ8
  • BMW M8 Coupé
  • BMW Z4
  • Mercedes-AMG A35/45
  • Mercedes-AMG CLA35/45
  • Porsche 718 Spyder/Cayman GT4
  • Porsche 911
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Toyota GR Supra

Nomination for the 2020 The World Luxury Car of The Year

  • BMW 7 Series
  • BMW X5
  • BMW X7
  • BMW Z4
  • Cadillac CT5
  • Cadillac XT6
  • Mercedes-Benz EQC
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS
  • Porsche 911
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Toyota GR Supra

Nominations for the World Urban Car of The Year

  • Kia Soul EV
  • Mini Cooper SE Electric
  • Opel/Vauxhall Corsa
  • Peugeot 208
  • Renault Clio
  • Renault Zoe R135
  • Volkswagen T-Cross

Last year the Jaguar I-Pace became the first model ever to win three World Car titles in the 15-year history of the World Car Awards. The I-Pace was presented with the 2019 World Car of the Year, the World Car Design of the Year and the World Green Car awards. Other winners at the 2019 World Car Awards included the Suzuki Jimny – which beat the Hyundai Santro in the World Urban Car category. The Audi A7 took the 2019 World Luxury Car of the Year title, while the award for the 2019 World Performance Car of the Year category was won by the McLaren 720S. Also, among this year’s extensive jury panel were Autocar India’s Hormazd Sorabjee and Renuka Kirpalani. Watch this space for more updates about the 2020 World Car Award as these 31 nominees are put to the test.

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