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2017 World Car Award Top 3 Finalists In Each Category Plus Exclusive Side By Side By Side Comparisons

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By Henny Hemmes
Senior European Editor
The Auto Channel

March 8, 2017. Yesterday, the top three finalists in all categories of the 2017 World Car Awards were announced at the Geneva International Motor Show.

The jury of 75 international automotive journalists from 23 countries selected the finalists based on their evaluation of each candidate as part of their professional work. By mid- February, they have sent their secret ballots to international accounting firm KPMG, who tabulated them.

With this release, the countdown for the finalists began. The winners will be announced during a breakfast / press conference organized by the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Bridgestone Corporation, Autoneum and Brembo on Thursday, April 13 2017, the second press day of the show in the Big Apple. New this year is the election for the World Urban Car.

“The New York International Auto Show is proud to once again co-host the world’s number one automotive awards program,” said Show chairman John LaSorsa.  “Each year, we look forward to recognizing and honoring the ‘best of the best’ in the auto industry.”

The top three finalists in six award categories are as follows: (Click on the category to see a detailed side by side by side specs, price, capacity, crash ratings, Horsepower, MPG and total model comparison)

Compare World Car of the Year Finalists:
Audi Q5
Jaguar F-PACE
Volkswagen Tiguan

Compare 2017 World Luxury Car Finalists:
BMW 5 Series
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Volvo S90/V90

Compare 2017 World Performance Car Finalists:
Audi R8 Spyder
McLaren 570s
Porsche Boxster Cayman

Compare 2017 World Green Car Finalists:
Chevrolet Bolt
Tesla Model X
Toyota Prius Prime

Compare 2017 World Urban Car Finalists
BMW i3 (94 Ah)
Citroen C3 (specs not available)
Suzuki Ignis (specs Not available)

Compare 2017 World Car Design of the Year Finalists:
Jaguar F-PACE
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
Toyota C-HR (No Specs for 2017)