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2019 New York International Automobile Show: April 19 –28

New York, NY – (April 8, 2019):  The winners of the 2019 World Car Awards will be announced at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation, and Autoneum at the start of the Show’s Press Days on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Winners of the 2019 World Car of the Year, World Urban Car, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car, and the World Car Design of the Year will all be declared at this time. This year marks the 13th year of World Car's partnership with the New York Show, and the sixth consecutive year that the World Car Awards have retained the ranking as the No.1 automotive awards program in the world in terms of media reach. Below are the finalists in each of the six award categories.

The Top Three in the World finalists are:

World Car of the Year

  • Audi e-tron
  • Jaguar I-PACE
  • Volvo S60/V60

World Urban Car

  • Hyundai AH2 / Santro
  • Kia Soul
  • Suzuki Jimny

World Luxury Car

  • Audi A7
  • Audi Q8
  • BMW 8 Series

World Performance Car

  • Aston Martin Vantage
  • McLaren 720S
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG 4-door Coupe

World Green Car

  • Audi e-tron
  • Hyundai Nexo
  • Jaguar I-PACE

World Car Design of the Year

  • Jaguar I-PACE
  • Suzuki Jimny
  • Volvo XC40

The Top Three in the World finalists in the six award categories were chosen by a jury of 86 distinguished international automotive journalists from 24 countries. Each juror was appointed by the World Car Awards' Steering Committee on the basis of his or her expertise, experience, credibility, and influence. Each juror typically drives and evaluates new vehicles on a regular basis as part of their professional work. 
The Global Trends Report, co-presented annually by Prime Research and Autoneum, will also be announced during the New York show press conference and media breakfast.

About the New York Auto Show

The New York International Automobile Show is an awesome combination of new ideas, technological innovation, exceptional concept cars and nearly 1,000 of the latest new cars and trucks.  Over one million visitors are expected to visit the Show this year to see what is truly possible from the automotive industry.  The New York International Auto Show is owned and produced by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association and has an economic impact on New York City of some $300 million.

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