2023 World Car Awards: Top Ten & Top Five Finalists Announced

The Top Ten and Top Five finalists in a total of seven categories have been unveiled ahead of the 2023 World Car Finals. Let's have a look at which models made it to the list for WCA 2023.

By Sanorita | on February 8, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The finalists of the 2023 World Car Awards have been finally announced for seven categories – the World Car of the Year (WCOTY), World Electric Vehicle, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Urban Car, World Car Design, and World Car Person of the Year. A jury panel of 100 esteemed international automotive journalists (including our Editor Dhruv Behl) from 32 nations have chosen the finalists, using a secret vote process based on their assessments of each qualifying vehicle. On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, the 'Top Three in the World' will be announced, following the live revelation of the winners in all six categories on Wednesday, April 5 at the 2023 New York International Auto Show. Let’s take a quick look at the top finalists across the seven categories.

World Car of the Year (WCOTY) - Top Ten finalists were chosen from an initial list of 30 contenders:

BMW 2 Series Coupe Front Dynamic

BMW 2 Series Coupe
  • Alfa Romeo Tonale
  • BMW 2 Series Coupé
  • BMW X1 / iX1
  • Honda HR-V (NA) / ZR-V (JP, CH, ASEAN)
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • Kia Niro
  • Mazda CX-60
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Nissan Ariya
  • Nissan Z

World Electric Vehicle 

Hyundai Ioniq 6 exterior 1  jpg

Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • BMW i7
  • Genesis GV60
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • Kia Niro EV
  • Lucid Air

World Luxury Car 

BMW I7 1

BMW i7
  • BMW 7 Series / i7
  • Genesis G90
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • Lucid Air

World Performance Car 

  • BMW M4 CSL
  • Kia EV6 GT
  • Nissan Z
  • Porsche 911 (992) GT3 RS
  • Toyota GR Corolla

World Urban Car

Citroen C3 With Logo

Citroen C3
  • Citroen C3
  • ORA Funky Cat / Haomao
  • Volkswagen Taigo/Nivus

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

  • Cadillac Lyriq
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Lucid AIR
  • Nissan Z

World Car Person

  • Wang Chuanfu, Chairman and President of BYD Co., Ltd.
  • Dr Stella Clarke, Research Engineer Open Innovations, BMW Group
  • SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President, Head of Hyundai and Genesis Global Design Center, Hyundai Motor Company (HMC)
  • Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Motors
  • Naoyuki Sakamoto, Chief Engineer, GR Corolla, GAZOO Racing Company, Toyota Motor Corporation

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