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Best Car of the Year ( 2017 )

Volvo XC90

Best Car of the Year ( 2017 )

As we left the first stage of the competition behind, we are now seeing a competition with more heat. It is time to go one step further on the candidate list announced for the “2017 World Car of the Year” award within the first week of October. In this five months, while many of the models on the candidate list in five different categories could not move to the second stage, the cars that have found their places on the list are experiencing the excitement of the next step.



The competition was made with 75 jury members in total and a team of international automobile journalists who voted secretly, with a total of five different categories, including best luxury / performance cars, the best city cars, the best-designed automobiles and the most environmental cars of the year. First of all, let’s take a look at the rest of the car after the evaluation. Here is the list;



Cars of the Year


Audi A5 / S5 Coupe
Audi Q2
Audi Q5
Fiat / Abarth 124 Spyder
Honda Civic
Jaguar F-Pace
Mazda CX-9
SEAT Ateca
Skoda Kodiaq
Toyota C-HR
Volkswagen Tiguan



Luxury Cars of the Year


Bentley Bentayga
BMW 5 Series
Genesis G90
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Volvo S90 / V90



Performance Cars of the Year


Aston Martin DB11
Audi R8 Spyder
Honda / Acura NSX
McLaren 570S
Porsche 718 Boxster / Cayman



Most Environmental Cars of the Year


Chevrolet Bolt
Honda Clarity Fuel-Cell Car
Hyundai Ioniq
Tesla Model X
Toyota Prius Prime



Best City Cars of the Year


BMW i3 (94 Ah)
Citroen C3
Ford Ka +
Smart Cabriolet
Suzuki Ignis



Best Designed Cars of the Year


Audi A5 / S5 Coupe
Jaguar F-Pace
Mazda CX-9
Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet
Toyota CH-R


When we make a general evaluation on the finalists, we need to highlight the dominance of the crossover / SUV models on the list for the year’s automobile. When we look at the finalists for the luxury car class, we see that with the BMW 5 Series, the Volvo S90 & V90 and the Mercedes E Series, the competition in this segment really has the potential to continue to the last minute. While it is observed that there is not a big surprise in the finalists of green and urban automobiles, we can say that a pleasant competition is waiting for us especially in the design area. Audi’s A5 / S5 Coupe, Jaguar’s F-Pace, Mazda’s CX-9 and Toyota’s C-HR models are success stories for both the cars of the year and the cars with the best designs.The result of the competition will arrive in April.

Jack Goodman

Founder & CEO of BrightTitan

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