The organizers of the World Car of the Year competition have named the 2020 semi-finalists - ten models, three of which will make it to the finals. A jury of 86 auto journalists from 26 countries will select the finalists ahead of the Geneva Motor Show in March, and the winner will be announced in April at the opening of the New York Auto Show.
We have collected all the contenders for victory in the absolute in one gallery.
Also named are the semi-finalists of three additional categories, each of which includes five models. KiSoul EV, Mini Cooper SE, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio or Volkswagen T-Cross are contenders for the title of "Best City Car". BMW M8, Porsche 718 Spyder / Cayman GT4, Porsche 911, Porsche Taycan and ToyotSupra are competing for the Sports Car of the Year title. BMW X5, BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Porsche 911 and Porsche Taycan entered the semi-finals in the category "Premium Car".
- All of these models are also eligible to claim victory in the "Best Design" nomination. From 2020, the organizers of the award decided to refuse from a separate category "Green" car of the year.
In 2019, the Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover became the world car of the year. It also won two more categories - Green Car of the Year and Best Design.