The top three finalists for the 2018 World Car of the Year Awards were recently announced at the Geneva Motor Show. For the second year in a row, the cars are all SUVs or crossovers. The winner will be crowned at the New York Auto Show later this month.

The three finalists are:
  • Range Rover Velar
  • Volvo XC60
  • Mazda CX-5


This year also marked the announcement of the first ever 'World Car Person Of The Year' award which was awarded to Hakan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars.

Nominees for other categories were also announced and are as follows:

World Urban Car of the Year
  • Suzuki Swift
  • Volkswagen Polo
  • Ford Fiesta

World Luxury Car of the Year
  • Audi R8
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Porsche Panamera

World Performance Car of the Year
  • BMW M5
  • Honda Civic Type R
  • Lexus LC 500

World Green Car of the Year
  • BMW 530 e iPerformance
  • Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
  • Nissan Leaf

World Car Design of the Year
  • Volvo XC60
  • Range Rover Velar
  • Lexus LC 500

12 Mar