According to Autocar India, the finalists for all five categories of the 2021 World Car Awards (WCA) have been announced. These finalists have been selected by 93 distinguished international automotive journalists via a secret ballot vote system.

All categories have five finalists, barring the World Car of The Year (WCOTY) award which has ten.

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2021 World Car of the Year (WCOTY):

  • Audi A3
  • BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe
  • BMW 4-Series
  • Honda-e
  • Kia K5 / Optima
  • Kia Sorento
  • Mazda MX-30
  • Mercedes-Benz GLA
  • Toyota Yaris
  • Volkswagen ID.4

2021 World Urban Car of The Year:

  • Honda Jazz / Fit
  • Honda-e
  • Hyundai i10 / Grand i10
  • Hyundai i20
  • Toyota Yaris

2021 World Luxury Car of The Year:

  • Aston Martin DBX
  • BMW X6
  • Land Rover Defender
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Polestar 2

2021 World Performance Car of The Year:

  • Audi RS Q8
  • BMW M2 CS
  • BMW X5 M / X6 M
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Toyota GR Yaris

2021 World Car Design of The Year:

Any car that has been selected for any of the above-mentioned categories is eligible for this award. However, unlike the other categories, the five finalists have been picked by a panel of seven highly respected world design experts.

  • Honda-e
  • Land Rover Defender
  • Mazda MX30
  • Polestar 2
  • Porsche 911 turbo

The list of finalists will further get even shorter as the top three candidates for each WCA category will be announced on 30 March, 2021. You will have to wait a little longer for the final results, as winners for all WCA categories as well as the World Person of the Year award will be announced on 20 April, 2021.

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