David Taylor


The 2020 World Car of the Year finalists have been announced. Interestingly, there are no American manufacturers involved, with the finalists coming from Korean, Japanese and European carmakers.

There are other categories alongside the headline act are the 2020 World Urban Car,  2020 World Luxury Car, 2020 World Performance Car and World Car Design of the Year. The finalists were decided by 86 motoring journalists from around the world and the winners will be announced at the New York Auto Show in April 2020.

2019’s iteration of the competition resulted in Jaguar’s I-Pace dominating proceedings. Aside from taking the overall title, the Jaguar I-Pace also bagged the World Green Car award which is the first time JLR has won in this category. Completing the trifecta was the World Car Design Award. The string of victories comes on the back of the Jaguar I-Pace winning the European Car of the Year title.

2020 World Car Finalists

Hyundai Sonata

Kia Soul EV

Kia Telluride

Range Rover Evoque (#CarsAwards – powered by WesBank finalist)

Mazda3 (#CarsAwards – powered by WesBank finalist)

Mazda CX-30

Mercedes-Benz CLA

Mercedes-Benz GLB

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen T-Cross (#CarsAwards – powered by WesBank winner)