Audi A8, BMW 5 Series And Nissan Leaf Are The Finalists Of 2011 World Car Of The Year
The World Car of the Year jury has announced the finalists. The winner will be announced at the New York Auto Show 2011, held on April 22.
The organizer of the “World Car of the Year” contest has announced the finalists of the 2011 edition. These are, in alphabetical order, Audi A8, BMW 5 Series and Nissan Leaf. The three models are “fighting” to general, while the rest cars are “fighting” to categories like: ”World Green Car”, “World Performance Car” and “World Car Design of the Year”. At the “World Green Car” segment, Nissan Leaf will must to face for the first time, since its market debut, the Chevrolet Volt model. While the American model is not an electric car in the true sense of the word, the two models have a battle over a year.
The original list of models competing for this title was 39 nominees, chosen by 66 auto journalists from 24 countries. To be eligible for the 2011 “World Car of the Year” edition, a model must be available at least two continents and five countries from 2010 January 1 – 2011 May 30. For this reason, many popular models from America or Europe are not eligible for this award.
This is the list with the finalists from “World Car of the Year” arranged by categories and alphabetical order:
World Car of the Year
World Green Car
World Performance Car
World Car Design of the Year