World Car Of The Year Announces 2018 Candidates

bigtex

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17 CX-5 GT 14 CX-5 GT (sold)
Which One Do You Think Will Win?

Eligible vehicles include:

Buick Regal/Opel Insignia, Citron C3 Aircross, Dacia Duster, Ford Fiesta, Genesis G70, Honda Accord, Hyundai Kona, Jeep Compass, Land Rover Discovery, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Peugeot 3008, Range Rover Velar, Renault Kolos, Seat Ibiza, Skoda Karoq, SsangYong Rexton G4, Subaru XV/Crosstrek, Suzuki Swift, Toyota Camry, the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio, BMW X2 and X3, Nissan Leaf and Micra, Volvo XC60 and Volvo XC40, Volkswagen Polo, T-Roc and Arteon, and Kia Niro, Picanto, Stinger and Stonic.

http://www.carscoops.com/2017/09/world-car-of-year-announces-2018.html
 

bigtex

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17 CX-5 GT 14 CX-5 GT (sold)
2013 CX5 8th Place, Mazda 6 9th Place
2014 Mazda 3 2nd Place
2015 Mazda 2 4th Place
2016 MX5 1st Place
2017 CX9 7th Place
2018 CX5 ? Place
 
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2013 VRM Mazdaspeed3, 2016 Soul Red CX-5 GT
I also think the new Volvo XC60 will win this one, beautiful car with an engine to back it up.
 

bigtex

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17 CX-5 GT 14 CX-5 GT (sold)
The Kia Stinger looks pretty good, for a Kia. 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cyl engine, 255 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque or 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, 365 hp and 376 lb.-ft. of torque.


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joe6864

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2017 CX-5 GT w/Tech Pkg
This is great for two reasons... for what's in the list, and just as important... for what's not even a candidate :)
 

bigtex

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17 CX-5 GT 14 CX-5 GT (sold)
This is great for two reasons... for what's in the list, and just as important... for what's not even a candidate :)

I think I know where you are going with this.

Starting in 2005, the World Car of the Year top 10 has been dominated by:
Audi 17 top ten vehicles
BMW 12 top ten vehicles
Mercedes 11 top ten vehicles
Mazda 11 top ten vehicles
Lexus/Toyota 8 top ten vehicles
Volkswagen 7 top ten vehicles
Porsche 6 top ten vehicles

Land Rover, Citreon, Jaguar, Volvo, and Ford also had multiple top 10 nominations.

Honda made it in the top ten 3 times with the 2006 and 2017 Civic and the 2009 Fit.
Acura has never made the top ten for World Car of the Year, but the NSX was nominated for Performance Car of the Year in 2017.

"Eligible cars are all those that have been launched and gone on sale in the past year, and must be available in at least two continents. Innovation is an important aspect, part of the point of the awards being to encourage the advance of car design and engineering."
https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyl...ide-to-the-world-car-of-the-year-award-1.2366