This year edition of the New York Auto Show will host the World Car of the Year awards, as it becomed a tradition for the American venue. Over one million visitors are expected to visit the show this year and the prize-giving ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016. 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the partnership between World Car and the New York show
The World Car Awards judging panel is made up of 74 prominent automotive journalists from around the world that form a global community of experts. All the cars will be evaluated in one of the five separate categories: World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year.
The finalists were already announced and the rankings will include 10 cars for the big prize, the 2016 World Car of the Year: Audi A4 Sedan and Audi A4 Avant, BMW X1, Hyundai Tucson, Jaguar XE, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Mazda CX-3, Mazda MX-5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Skoda Superb, Toyota Prius.
The 2016 World Luxury Car will be chosen from one of these top five finalists: Audi Q7, BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XF, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, Volvo XC90.
The 2016 World Performance Car top five finalists are: Audi R8 Coupe, Chevrolet Camaro, Honda Civic Type R, Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé, Range Rover Sport SVR.
The 2016 World Green Car top five are BMW 330e Plug-in-hybrid
Chevrolet Volt, Toyota Prius (Hybrid), Toyota Mirai (Hydrogen Fuel Cell) and Volkswagen Passat GTE.
Cars eligible for the 2016 World Car Design of the Year award are taken from the list of World Car candidates or may be included as a stand-alone entry provided the vehicle is available in quantities of at least 10 in one major market during the period beginning January 1, 2015 and ending May 31, 2016. Candidates may be pre-production or all-new production.