The journey to the 2016 World Car of the Year awards has begun, and once again there will be separate categories for the best car overall as well as for the best cars when it comes to performance, luxury, the environment and design.
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At the recent Frankfurt Auto Show, a list of nominees for the 2016 awards was confirmed. To be eligible, the cars must be new and available for sale on at least two continents during the time period between January 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016.
Jurors taking part will now spend the following months testing the cars before the list of nominees is whittled down to a handful of finalists. Top three finalists will be announced at next year’s Geneva Motor Show before the winners are named at next year’s New York Auto Show.
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Last year’s winners included the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (world), Mercedes S-Class (luxury), Mercedes-AMG GT (performance), BMW i8 (green) and Citroën C4 Cactus (design).
Below are the nominees for the 2016 World Car of the Year:
Audi A4BMW X1Cadillac CT6Chevrolet MalibuFord EdgeHonda HR-VHyundai CretaHyundai TucsonJaguar XEKia OptimaLand Rover Discovery SportMazda CX-3Mazda MX-5Mercedes-Benz GLCNissan MaximaOpel AstraSkoda SuperbSSangYong TivoliSubaru LevorgSubaru OutbackToyota PriusVolkswagen Touran
Hit the next page to see the nominees for the other categories.