The winners for the Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) for each of the six categories for the passenger vehicle segment have been announced for this year. Of these six winners, one will be crowned as the Best Car of the Year, the results for which are set to be announced on March 8 on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Notably, one of these cars – the Nissan X-Trail – is currently undergoing the final phases of testing for launch in India sometime this year.
- Kia Niro won the World Urban Car of the Year
- Nissan X-Trail has won the Large SUV award
- Top award will be announced on International Women’s Day
2023 Women’s World Car of the Year winners
This was the 13th edition of the WWCOTY which had six individual category awards for the passenger vehicle segment: Urban model, Family SUV, Large Car, Large SUV, Performance car and 4X4. Here’s who bagged the top honours in each category:
|2023 World Car of the Year winners
|Citroen C5 X
|Audi RS 3
2023 Women’s World Car of the Year: judgement criteria
In its official statement, WWCOTY group states that the cars were tested on various parameters, such as safety, driving, comfort, technology, design, efficiency, impact on the environment and value for money. The group says that these are the same key traits that a car buyer looks for when making a purchase. All the models taken into consideration were launched in the calendar year 2022.
The statement also explicitly mentions that none of the nominees is a ‘woman’s car’ per se, because cars are not gender specific. The award is intended to give a voice to women in the automotive world.
2023 Women’s World Car of the Year: the jury
As the name suggests, the Women’s World Car of the Year jury comprises exclusively a group of female motoring journalists. This year, 63 women from 45 countries on five continents are a part of the team, with Renuka Kirpalani, Executive Editor, The Autocar Show, being one of the eminent jurors.