Winners will be revealed at the New York motor show on 1 April
8 March 2010

The Toyota Prius, Mercedes E-class and Volkswagen Polo have been shortlisted for the World Car of the Year award.

The three finalists were named by 59 jurors from a shortlist of 30 cars at the Geneva motor show. The winner will be revealed at the New York motor show on 1 April.

In the World Performance Car category, the Audi R8 V10, Ferrari California and Porsche 911 GT3 have all been nominated. The three cars up for the World Green Car award are the Toyota Prius, the Honda Insight and Volkswagen’s Bluemotion range.

For the World Car Design of the Year award the Kia Soul, Citroen C3 Picasso and Chevrolet Camaro have all been nominated.

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8 March 2010

E-Class FTW

8 March 2010

[quote Autocar]The Toyota Prius, Mercedes E-class and Volkswagen Polo [/quote]

The Toyota will win - it's unstoppable.

8 March 2010

[quote nicksheele]The Toyota will win - it's unstoppable.[/quote]

only when its in motion :P

E class should get it! great to see Mercedes back on form again

8 March 2010

Very good cars but don't think they are quite WCOTY material. The E-Class has big injector problems with the diesels, the Polo although best in classisn't exactly cutting edge exciting/ innovative and giving Toyota an award would be daft given all the accelerator and braking problems they have had recently.

8 March 2010

[quote Autocar]The three finalists were named by 59 jurors from a shortlist of 30 cars at the Geneva motor show. The winner will be revealed at the New York motor show on 1 April.[/quote] Surely the most appropriate winner on all levels is the Toyota Prius. It employs the best future technology, is affordable to the many (unlike the Mercedes) and is enjoyable to drive whilst being relaxed and economical.


Enjoying a Fabia VRs - affordable performance

8 March 2010

As the 911 GT3 has a real gearbox, I'd vote for it.

8 March 2010

has to be the E-CLASS Merc for the award it represents a major step for Merc, they are getting back to there best now after years of poor cars. The E-class and C- class are 2 of the best mercs I have seen for ages.

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