2016 World Car of the Year top 3 finalists announced

Three finalists over five categories for the coveted 2016 World Car of the Year award have been announced at the Geneva Motor Show.

2015 Honda Civic Type R

This year’s awards are arguably the most difficult of all, with a number of excellent new-model vehicles being launched recently all offering exceptional performance in various areas. And so far the judges have narrowed down these vehicles:

2016 World Car of the Year Nominees

-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 C63 Coupe

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 World Car Awards are comprised of 73 prominent automotive journalists who set the judging criteria and evaluate a car’s performance, aesthetics, comfort, economy and pretty much every test a car can stand up to.

All winners will be announced at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, March 24.