BYD Seal, Kia EV9, Volvo EX90: 3 Finalists for World Car of the Year 2024

The World Car of the Year has announced its top three finalists, and for the first time after 2022, they are all purely electric. The top cars are the BYD Seal, Kia EV9, and Volvo EX30, one of these will be crowned as the 2024 World Car of the Year award.

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Finalists in other categories include BYD Dolphin, Lexus LBX, and Volvo EX30 in the 2024 World Urban Car category, BMW i5, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Benz EQE SUV in the 2024 World Luxury Car category, BMW XM, BMW M2, and Hyundai Ioniq 5 N in 2024 World Performance Car category, BMW i5, Kia EV9 and Volvo EX30 in 2024 World Electric Vehicle category, and lastly Ferrari Purosangue, Ford Bronco, and new Toyota Prius in the 2024 World Car Design of the Year category.

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 The winners will be revealed on March 27, 2024, at the New York International Auto Show. The panel, which is made up of more than 100 journalists from 29 different nations, also selected Adrian Newey, the chief technical officer of Red Bull Racing and the man who oversaw the creation of the victorious RB19 Formula 1 vehicle, as the World vehicle Person of the Year.

World Car of the Year:

Vehicles eligible for World Car of the Year must be produced in volumes of at least 10,000 units/year must be priced below the luxury-car level in their primary markets and must be “on-sale” in at least two major markets (China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Latin America, USA) on at least two separate continents within the period January 1, 2023 and March 30, 2024.

Multi-Category Entries:

Vehicles in the World Performance Car, World Urban Car, World Electric Vehicle, and World Car Design of the Year categories may also be contenders in the overall “World Car of the Year” class, depending on type and pricing.  All vehicles eligible for other World Car award categories are automatically eligible for World Car Design of the Year. More details can be found on the official WCOTY website.

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