The 2022 edition of the awards World Car of the Year it’s almost here. Winners will be announced before this year’s New York Auto Show in April.but now we have a full list of finalists in all six categories.
The three finalists in the World Car of the Year category
For the first time in the awards’ history dating back to 2005, this is a completely electric showdown. The years 2021 and 2019 were close with two electric cars among the three finalists, but this year the contenders for the title of World Car of the Year are fully electric vehicles, and the three finalists are the Ford Mustang Mach-E the Kia EV6 and the hyundai ioniq 5 .
From a list that was initially made up of 28 models, the jury selected 10 cars as finalists for the top prize, the World Car of the Year 2022. The models that participated were the following:
- Audi Q4 etron
- CUPRA Formentor
- Ford Mustang Mach-E
- Genesis G70
- Honda Civic
- hyundai ioniq 5
- hyundai tucson
- Kia EV6
- Lexus NX
- Toyota GR86 / Subaru BRZ
Controversy with the Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6
Some might say that there are essentially two competitors, as the EV6 and Ioniq 5 share the same platform. However, they have very different aesthetics and there are some key differences in some areas, such as the EV6 offering a GT model with 576 horsepower.
As for the Ioniq 5, it is also a finalist in two other categories: World Electric Vehicle of the Year and World Car Design of the Year.
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