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March 5, 2020

Two Mazdas and a Kia are the 3 Finalists for the 2020 World Car of the Year

The countdown to the 2020 World Car of the Year continues with the announcement of the Top Three Finalists in the world, and in a rather surprising twist: two come from the same brand.

A jury of 86 international automotive journalists selected the finalists based on their evaluation of each eligible vehicle as part of their professional work. The ballots, cast by secret, were tabulated by KPMG.

The Top Three Finalists are (in alphabetical order) are:
  • Kia Telluride
  • Mazda CX-30
  • Mazda3
These three vehicles managed to beat the other finalists including the Mercedes-Benz CLA, Land Rover Evoque, and the Volkswagen Golf. Late last year, Mazda shocked the world being the only Japanese brand in the 29 shortlisted eligible entries.

The other finalists announced also are:

World Urban Car of the Year
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Mini Electric
  • Volkswagen T-Cross
World Luxury Car
  • Mercedes Benz EQC
  • Porsche 911
  • Porsche Taycan
World Performance Car
  • Porsche 718 Spyder/Cayman GT4
  • Porsche 911
  • Porsche Taycan
World Car Design of the Year
  • Mazda3
  • Peugeot 208
  • Porsche Taycan
The Road to the World Car Awards will end with a grand finale awards ceremony at the New York International Auto Show in April.

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