World car of year finalists revealed

THE finalists for the 2014 World Car Awards (WCA) have been announced.

The winner will eventually be named at a prize-giving ceremony to be hosted by the New York International Auto Show on April 17.

Prior to the ceremony in New York‚ WCA’s top three finalists in all award categories will be announced at the Geneva International Motor Show taking place on March 4.

As a first step, a jury of 69 distinguished international motoring journalists have selected the finalists by secret ballot.

Organisers of the award say the decisions were made based on the journalists’ experience with each candidate as part of their professional work.

International accounting firm KPMG tabulated the jurors’ ballots and announced the finalists.

They are, listed in alphabetical order, the Audi A3, BMW 4 Series, BMW i3, Cadillac CTS, Citroen C4 Picasso, Ford FusionMondeo, Infiniti Q50, Jeep Cherokee, Lexus IS, Mazda3, Peugeot 308, and the Skoda Octavia.

In addition to the overall title‚ the jury will also select a World Green Car of the Year‚ a World Performance Car of the Year‚ a World Car Design of the Year and‚ for the first time‚ a World Luxury Car of the Year. – BDlive


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