2022 World Car Awards: Top Ten & Top Five finalists announced

By Divyank K. Bansal | on February 9, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

The road to the 2022 World Car Finals officially begins with the announcement of the Top Ten and Top Five finalists in six award categories!

It's that time of the year! The 2022 World Car Awards have entered their final stage as the jurors have announced the Top Ten and Top Five finalists in the following six award categories - World Car of the Year (WCOTY), World Electric Vehicle, World Urban Car, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car and World Car Design of the Year. A jury of 102 distinguished international automotive journalists (including our editor, Dhruv Behl) from 33 countries selected the finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation of each eligible vehicle as part of their professional work. The vote results were tabulated by KPMG.

From here, the excitement of the World Car Finals will continue to build on 15th March 2022, when the 'Top Three in the World' are announced, followed by the announcement of the winners in all six categories on 13th April, live at the New York International Auto Show.

In the meantime, here's a look at the category-wise list of the Top Ten and Top Five finalists:

New Hyundai Tucson Studio Shot

Hyundai Tucson

World Car of the Year (WCOTY) - Top Ten finalists were chosen from an initial list of 28 contenders

BMW IX Quattroruote Side View Motion1


World Electric Vehicle (category debut)

Renault Kiger CVT Rear Quarter Motion 3

Renault Kiger

World Urban Car 

Mercedes Benz EQS Front Quarter Static

Mercedes-Benz EQS

World Luxury Car 

 2022 Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R

World Performance Car

Kia EV6 Front Quarter Static

Kia EV6

World Car Design (All cars competing in the above five categories are eligible for this award)

  • Audi e-tron GT
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Kia EV6
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS


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