2018 has given us plenty of new cars, but in order to be eligible for the ‘European Car of the Year’ award, they had to be up for grabs in at least five markets on the Old Continent when voting started. The previous list saw 38 candidates battling it out against each other for a spot in the grand finale, with seven now selected to move forward, after securing votes from a total of 60 jurors. In alphabetical order, these are the Alpine A110, Citroen C5 Aircross, Ford Focus, Jaguar I-Pace, Kia Ceed, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Peugeot 508. The next round of voting will decide the big winner, which will be announced on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show, on March 4, 2019. Also Read: 2018 North American Car, Truck, And Utility Of The Year: And The Winners Are… brilliant French sports car with a mid-mounted engine and rear-wheel drive, the premium offering from Mercedes-Benz, the sexy French mid-sized model, or the two new compact hatchbacks? We’ll give you a moment to … [Read more...] about 2019 EU Car Of The Year Shortlist Announced, Can You Pick The Winner?
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Auto show season is right around the corner and the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards has announced the semifinalists for 2019. While cars have fallen out of favor with most consumers, there’s an extra two semifinalists in the North American Car of the Year category due to a tie in the voting. As a result, there are 14 semifinalists which are fighting it out for top honors. Among the contenders are the Audi A6, Buick Regal Tour X, Genesis G70 and Honda Insight. The models will have to compete with the Hyundai Veloster, Kia Forte, Mazda6 and Mercedes A-Class. Nissan and Toyota both have two entries in the category and they include the Altima and Leaf as well as the Avalon and Corolla Hatchback. Rounding out the competitors are the Volvo S60 and Volkswagen Jetta. The Utility category seems more competitive as it will see an assortment of popular models battle it out for top bragging rights. On the luxury side, there’s the Acura RDX, BMW X5, Cadillac … [Read more...] about These Are The Semifinalists For The 2019 North American Car, Utility And Truck Of The Year
North American Car of the Year logoThe North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year jury announced its official list of semifinalists for its 2019 awards on Wednesday. The list includes 14 cars, 12 SUVs, and three pickup trucks. The NACTOY jurors aimed for a maximum of 12 finalists in each category, but voting by the 60-member jury made up of automotive journalists from various publications throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico resulted in two- and three-way ties for a couple positions in the Car category. The board of directors decided to go to 11 spots, thus adding two additional cars. Those finalists are: 2019 Audi A6 2018 Buick Regal Tour X 2019 Genesis G70 2019 Honda Insight 2019 Hyundai Veloster 2019 Kia Forte 2019 Mazda6 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2019 Nissan Altima 2018 Nissan Leaf 2019 Toyota Avalon/Avalon Hybrid 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019 Volkswagen Jetta 2019 Volvo S60 The 2019 finalists in the Utility category are: The Truck category has only three entries … [Read more...] about North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year jury announces 2019 semifinalists
Keputusan untuk anugerah World Car of The Year sudahpun diumumkan, dan Volvo nampaknya meraih anugerah paling berprestij berkenaan menerusi model XC60. SUV dari Sweden tersebut menewaskan dua lagi SUV lain yang dicalonkan sebagai finalis iaitu Range Rover Velar dan juga Mazda CX-5. Kemenangan ini juga menambah satu lagi koleksi anugerah yang diterima Volvo tahun ini setelah XC60 dinobatkan sebagai North American Utility Car of The Year dan Japan Car of The Year, manakala adiknya XC40 diiktiraf sebagai European Car of The Year tahun ini. Namun untuk anugerah World Car Design of The Year, Range Rover Velar berjaya menewaskan Volvo XC60 dan juga Lexus LC 500. Untuk kategori World Luxury Car of the Year 2018 pula diberikan kepada Audi A8, menewaskan dua lagi finalis iaitu Porsche Cayenne dan Porsche Panamera. Manakala untuk kategori World Performance Car of The Year, ia disandang oleh sedan berprestasi tinggi BMW M5 berkuasa 600 hp, menawaskan hot-hatch Honda Civic Type R dengan kuasa … [Read more...] about Volvo XC60 dinobat World Car of The Year 2018
The trio of finalists for the 2018 World Car of The Year awards saw a line-up of SUVs vying for the title, and so it emerges that the Swedish entrant has come out on top. The Volvo XC60 took home the title ahead of the other two finalists, the Range Rover Velar and the Mazda CX-5. Volvo is carrying some considerable award-winning momentum; the XC60 recently won the North American Utility Car of The Year as well as Japan Car of The Year, while the XC40 took home the European Car of The Year accolade. The World Luxury Car of the Year award for 2018 was clinched by the Audi A8, beating the finalists which were the Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Panamera. the World Performance Car of The Year award went to the BMW M5, which was incidentally the most powerful of the finalists in this category, its 600 hp overshadowing the 310 PS of the Honda Civic Type R and the 470 hp of the Lexus LC 500. Though the Range Rover Velar got beaten to the finish line at the overall WCOTY award this year, it … [Read more...] about Volvo XC60 wins 2018 World Car of The Year; BMW M5, Range Rover Velar awarded for performance, design