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World Car Awards 2017: the longlist revealed

By raccars Published

World Car Awards

The World Car Awards is the largest automotive awards initiative on the planet. Winning the coveted World Car of the Year title is a major honour for car manufacturers: previous winners include the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and last year’s victor, the Mazda MX-5.

RAC Cars contributor Richard Aucock has been recruited as a judge for World Car Awards 2017, and will be bringing his views on the competition as it progresses: the winners will be revealed at the 2017 New York Auto Show in April.

But first, here’s the 2017 longlist of contenders, in the four categories for 2017: World Car of the Year 2017, World Luxury & Performance Car 2017, World Urban Car 2017 and World Green Car 2017.

World Car of the Year 2017

Audi A5 / S5 Coupé

Audi Q2

Audi Q5

Buick LaCrosse

Buick Envision

Chevrolet Cruze

Chrysler Pacifica

Fiat/Abarth 124 Spyder

Genesis G80

Honda Civic

Hyundai Elantra

Infiniti Q60

Jaguar F‐Pace

Kia Cadenza

Kia Rio

Kia Sportage

Mazda CX‐9

Seat Ateca

Skoda Kodiaq

SsangYong Tivoli Air / XLV

Subaru Impreza

Toyota C‐HR

Volkswagen Tiguan

Car Of The Year

World Luxury & Performance Car 2017

Audi R8 Spyder

BMW 5 Series

Bentley Bentayga

Cadillac CT6

Cadillac XT5

Genesis G90

Honda/Acura NSX

Lexus LC500

Lincoln Continental

Mercedes‐Benz E‐Class

Mercedes‐AMG GT Roadster

Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman

Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Volvo S90 / V90

Luxury car

World Urban Car 2017

BMW i3 (94 Ah)

Citroën C3

Citroën E‐MEHARI

Ford KA+

Smart Brabus

Smart Cabriolet

Suzuki Baleno

Suzuki Ignis

3 cars

World Green Car 2017

Audi Q7 e‐tron

BMW 740e iPerformance

Chevrolet Bolt

Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

Honda Clarity Fuel‐Cell Car

Hyundai Ioniq

Kia Niro Hybrid

Mercedes‐Benz GLC 350 e

Tesla Model X

Toyota RAV4

Toyota Prius Prime


The World Car Design of the Year will also be revealed: it’s chosen by an expert team of automotive industry design experts.

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