Hot rods line up for 2015 Car of the Year race

2015-02-10 17:03

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Ahead of this year’s award ceremony taking place at the New York International Auto Show in April, World Car Awards has announced candidates for the coveted title.

The 2015 World Car of the Year award is the most prestigious prize and it’s up for grabs along with the World Luxury Car of the Year and World Performance Car of the Year award.

The winners will be chosen by a jury of 75 international motoring journalists, which include Netherland’s Henny Hemmes and India’s Renuka Kirpalani. They will put each of the cars to the test and determine the hottest rod of them all.

Only cars launched in 2014 are eligible to run for the top honours. KPMG will oversee the tabulation of the votes received over the next few weeks.

In 2014, the title of World Car of the Year went to the Audi A3, which beat off challenges for the top spot from the Mazda3 and BMW 4-Series.

Below are the 2015 World Car of the Year finalists:

» BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

» Citroën C4 Cactus

» Ford Mustang

» Hyundai Genesis

» Jeep Renegade

» Mazda2

» Mercedes-Benz C-Class

» MINI 5 door / MINI 4 door

» Nissan Qashqai

» Volkswagen Passat

The 2015 World Luxury Car finalists are:

» BMW i8

» BMW X6

» Cadillac ATS Coupe

» Cadillac Escalade / ESV

» Kia K900

» Lexus NX

» Lexus RC

» Lincoln MKC

» Mercedes-Benz S Coupe

» Range Rover Autobiography Black LWB

And the 2015 World Performance Car finalists are:

» Audi S1

» Audi S3

» Audi TT / TTS

» Bentley Continental GT Speed

» BMW M4 Coupe / M3 Sedan

» Corvette Z06

» Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

» Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe

» Lexus RC-F

» Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

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