2020 World Car Awards Nominees Announced; Seltos, Venue In The Running For Top Prize

The nominees for the 2020 World Car of the Year have been announced and there are quite a few surprises too. We have the entire list for you

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The winners of the World Car Of The Year will be announced on April 8, 2020

The road for the 2020 World Car Awards began at the 2019 New York Motor Show and now at the Frankfurt Motor Show the nominees are out and yes, it's a list of stunning cars and one that the jurors can't wait to drive. While this is a provisional list put out, there may be additions made to the list till November this year. But the big take-away here is that two of the models, whose development and global unveils took place in India are also in the list to fight it out for the top prize of World Car of The Year. Yes, the Hyundai Venue and the Kia Seltos SUV, are in the running for the 2020 World Car of the Year Award. There are of course many others that it has to contend with and this includes cars like the Ford Kuga, Range Rover Evoque, the Mazda 3. There's also the VW T-Cross, in the list which is all set to make its way to India and so is the new gen of the Mercedes-Benz CLA.

Nominees For The World Car Of The Year

  1. Cadillac CT4
  2. DS DS 3 Crossback/Etense
  3. DS DS 7 Crossback/Etense
  4. Ford Escape/Kuga
  5. Ford Explorer
  6. Hyundai Palisade
  7. Hyundai Sonata
  8. Hyundai Venue
  9. Kia Seltos
  10. Kia Soul EV
  11. Kia Telluride
  12. Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
  13. Mazda CX-30
  14. Mazda3
  15. Mercedes AMG A35/45
  16. Mercedes AMG CLA35/45
  17. Mercedes-Benz CLA
  18. Mercedes-Benz GLB
  19. Mini Cooper SE
  20. Opel/Vauxhall Corsa
  21. Peugeot 2008
  22. Peugeot 208
  23. Renault Captur
  24. Renault Clio
  25. Renault Zoe R135
  26. Seat Tarraco
  27. Skoda Kamiq
  28. Skoda Scala
  29. SsangYong Korando
  30. Volkswagen Golf
  31. Volkswagen T-Cross

The next category is the Luxury car of the year and this includes four cars from BMW, all of which have been launched in India. There are also the two electric cars in this list which include the Mercedes-Benz EQC and the Porsche Taycan. Of course, the Toyota GR Supra too makes it to the list and we are sure there will be a bee line to drive it.

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The EQC is Mercedes-Benz's first electric car in its history 

Nominees For The 2020 The World Luxury Car Of The Year

  1. BMW 7 Series
  2. BMW X5
  3. BMW X7
  4. BMW Z4
  5. Cadillac CT5
  6. Cadillac XT6
  7. Mercedes-Benz EQC
  8. Mercedes-Benz GLE
  9. Mercedes-Benz GLS
  10. Porsche 911
  11. Porsche Taycan
  12. Toyota GR Supra

Next come the performance cars and it's always the best segment to review as also cast your vote for. This year there's quite an interesting line-up of cars and Audi has majority of them right from the RS6 Avant, RS7 Sportback and even the SQ8! But there are other cars like the new-gen Porsche 911 and the BMW M8 Coupe too is quite impressive. This year, the Performance Car nominees have really upped the ante and the jurors are sure going to have a tough time awarding points

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The Toyota GR Supra is certainly a head turner 

Nominees For The 2020 World Performance Car Of The Year

  1. Alpine A110S
  2. Audi RS 6 Avant
  3. Audi RS 7 Sportback
  4. Audi S8
  5. Audi SQ8
  6. BMW M8 Coupe
  7. BMW Z4
  8. Mercedes AMG A35/45
  9. Mercedes AMG CLA35/45
  10. Porsche 718 Spyder/Cayman GT4
  11. Porsche 911
  12. Porsche Taycan
  13. Toyota GR Supra

The next category is the Urban car of the Year and last year it was the Suzuki Jimny that took top honours with the Hyundai Santro just a few votes behind. This year the fight will be between the these nominees and the VW T-Cross looks to be a prime candidate for this top prize. However, cars like the Renault Clio and even the Kia Soul EV as also the Mini Cooper SE Electric will give the T-Cross tough competition.

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The Volkswagen T-Cross is a strong contender for the Urban Car Of The year Award 

Nominees For The World Urban Car Of The Year

  1. Kia Soul EV
  2. Mini Cooper SE Electric
  3. Opel/Vauxhall Corsa
  4. Peugeot 208
  5. Renault Clio
  6. Renault Zoe R135
  7. Volkswagen T-Cross

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