WATCH: Cool cars and great tech - the road to the World Car of the Year heads to CES in Las Vegas

Image: Newspress
Image: Newspress

The latest stop on the road to the World Car Awards is the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 10.

Cars and tech

World Car Awards says: "Automotive and consumer technologies have co-existed for decades but never before have we seen so much cross-pollination of the two."

WATCH: The road to the World Car Awards continues - 5th annual LA Test Drives

Annual journey

world car of the year 2019

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The Road to World Car is an annual journey in partnership with the New York International Show. The journey follows more than 80 of our international journalists as they test-drive, and vote on, the 2019 eligible vehicles.

The official launch took place in Paris on September 19th and will end when the winners are officially declared in all six categories at an awards ceremony that officially opens the New York show on April 17, 2019.

World Car makes several stops along the way. Its Test Drives event just recently concluded the last week of November. The event was an outstanding success with 48 jurors attending from 18 different countries across the six-day event.

The countdown begins

The journalists test-drove and voted on, 38 car contenders that may not be available in their home markets. 

The World Car Finals countdown will begin on February 5 with the Top Ten World Car of the Year finalists and the Top Five finalists in the other award categories (World Luxury Car, World Green Car, World Performance Car, World Urban Car and the World Car Design of the Year).

Hyundai I30 N driving

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On March 5th, the countdown – and the competition – becomes even more exciting during a stop at the Geneva Motor Show where the Top Three In The World finalists are announced along with the 2019 World Car Person of the Year.

The journey ends with the grand finale awards ceremony that opens the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, 17 April, 2019.

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