2023 World Car of the Year Awards: Top Three Finalists Announced

The 2023 World Car of the Year awards are now in their final stages, with the top three finalists in each category revealed. The winners in each category will be announced next month at the New York International Auto Show on April 5th.

By autoX Editorial | on March 16, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The World Car Awards have announced the top three finalists for the World Car of the Year award, along with the top three contenders in other categories. The winners will be announced on April 5 at the New York International Auto Show and will receive the new versions of the traditional World Car trophy designed by Ian Callum's design and engineering firm CALLUM. Ian Callum, who was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2019 for his contributions to the British automobile industry, is widely regarded as one of the industry's most prominent designers. The list of the top ten contenders for the award was released by World Car Awards last month, out of which the Hyundai Ioniq 6, Kia Niro, new BMW X1, and, its electric vehicle counterpart, the iX1 (all three were considered competitors) made the top three. It should be noted that the Kia Niro most recently took home the title of Women's World Car of the Year 2023. Let's now take a look at all the finalists in each category.

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2023 World Car of the Year (WCOTY)

- BMW X1 / iX1

- Hyundai Ioniq 6

- Kia Niro

2023 World Electric Vehicle of the Year 

- BMW i7

- Hyundai Ioniq 6

- Lucid Air

2023 World Luxury Car of the Year 

- BMW 7 Series / i7

- Genesis G90

- Lucid Air

2023 World Performance Car of the Year

- Kia EV6 GT

- Nissan Z

- Toyota GR Corolla

2023 World Urban Car of the Year 

- Citroen C3

- ORA Funky Cat / Haomao

- Volkswagen Taigo/Nivus

2023 World Car Design of the Year 

- Hyundai Ioniq 6

- Land Rover Range Rover

- Lucid Air

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

Commenting on the announcement, Daniele Schillaci, Brembo CEO, said, 'We are on the cusp of an intense new era in mobility, in which Brembo is committed to interpreting performance in a new way. The path we have undertaken leads us to develop increasingly innovative and sustainable products, characteristics we share with the World Car Finals. We are proud to partner  these prestigious awards for the fifth consecutive year, as they inspire excellence and leadership in the automotive industry.'

The Road to the World Car Awards is an annual event, which follows 100 international jurors as they test-drive and choose the cars for the 2023 awards.

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