TORONTO, Canada – Tuesday, March 15, 2022 – The World Car of the Year Finals Powered by Brembo continues with today’s announcement of the Top Three in the World finalists. The vote results have been tabulated by KPMG.

In just a few short weeks, the winners in all six categories will be declared live at the 2022 New York
International Auto Show on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

A jury of 102 distinguished international automotive journalists from 33 countries selected the finalists
by secret ballot based on their evaluation of each eligible vehicle as part of their professional work.

World Car of the Year: Vehicles eligible for World Car of the Year must be produced in volumes of at least 10,000 units/year, must be priced below the luxury-car level in their primary markets, and must be “on-sale” in at least two major markets (China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Latin America, USA) on at least two separate continents within the period January 1, 2021, and March 30, 2022.

Multi-category Entries: Vehicles in the World Performance Car, World Urban Car, World Electric Vehicle, and World Car Design of the Year categories may also be contenders in the overall “World Car of the Year” class or “World Luxury Car” class, depending on type and pricing.

All vehicles eligible for other World Car award categories are automatically eligible for World Car Design of the Year.

The Top Three in the World finalists for each category are:

World Car of the Year

  • Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford Mustang Mach E
Ford Mustang Mach E
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai Ioniq5
Hyundai Ioniq5

Kia EV6

Kia EV6
Kia EV6

World Electric Vehicle of the Year

  • Audi e-tron GT
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS

World Urban Car

  • Opel Mokka
  • Toyota Yaris Cross
  • Volkswagen Taigun

World Luxury Car

  • BMW iX
  • Genesis GV70
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS

World Performance Car

  • Audi e-tron GT
  • BMW M3/M4
  • Toyota GR86 / Subaru BRZ

World Car Design of the Year

  • Audi e-tron GT
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Kia EV6

Congratulations to each finalist.

2022 marks the 17th year of the World Car Awards partnership with the New York International Auto

“We are proud to be part of the most important automotive awards program on the planet,” said New
York Auto Show president, Mark Schienberg. “We are looking forward to coming back this spring and
announcing the winners live at the Auto Show in April. While the last two years have been challenging
for everyone, car buyers are ready to come out and experience all the amazing new vehicles and
technologies the industry has to offer. Congratulations and best of luck to all the finalists!”

The Road to the World Car Awards is an annual journey that follows more than 100+ of our
international jurors as they test-drive, and vote on, the eligible vehicles for the 2022 awards. The jurors’
the road-test journey is captured virtually on World Car TV. The jurors provide viewers with reviews and
commentary on the awards’ eligible vehicles in the six categories listed above.

Source: World Car Awards

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