Top Three in the World Finalists Announced in Six Categories

The New York International Automobile Show is pleased to announce that The WORLD CAR FINALS continues with the announcement of the Top Three in the World finalists in six World Car Awards categories. The countdown ends on April 5 when the winners will be announced live at the 2023 New York International Auto Show during an awards ceremony that is part of the show’s opening media breakfast.


The 2023 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) winner will be selected from the following top three finalists chosen from an initial list of 30 contenders:

  • BMW X1 / iX1
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • Kia Niro

2023 WORLD ELECTRIC VEHICLE top three finalists:

  • BMW i7
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • Lucid Air

2023 WORLD LUXURY CAR class has the following top three finalists:

  • BMW 7 Series / i7
  • Genesis G90
  • Lucid Air

2023 WORLD PERFORMANCE CAR top three finalists are:

  • Kia EV6 GT
  • Nissan Z
  • Toyota GR Corolla

2023 WORLD URBAN CAR class:

  • Citroen C3
  • ORA Funky Cat / Haomao
  • Volkswagen Taigo/Nivus

2023 World Car Design of the Year award.

  • Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Lucid AIR

The above results were tabulated by KPMG. A jury of 100 distinguished international automotive journalists from 32 countries selected the Top Three in the World finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation of each eligible vehicle as part of their ongoing professional work. This year marks the 18th year of the World Car Awards’ partnership with the New York International Auto Show.

The Road to the World Car Awards is an annual journey that follows 100 international jurors, from 32 countries, as they test-drive, and vote on, the eligible vehicles for the 2023 awards. The jurors’ road-test journey is captured virtually on World Car TV.

The World Car Awards program would not be possible without the support of the following official partners: AITASTIC Research & Consult, BREMBO, the NEW YORK International Auto Show, KPMG and Newspress – the official media partner.

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