Cars of the year

The search is on for the World Car of the Year with the finalists announced in the five categories.

Cars of the year

A jury of 75 distinguished international automotive journalists selected the following finalists in the World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car and World Performance Car categories by secret ballot.

The 2015 World Car of the Year will be selected from: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, Citroën C4 Cactus, Ford Mustang, Hyundai Genesis, Jeep Renegade, Mazda2, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Mini 5-door/Mini 4-door, Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen Passat.

The 2015 World Luxury Car finalists are: BMW i8, BMW X6, Cadillac ATS Coupe, Cadillac Escalade/ESV, Kia K900, Lexus NX, Lexus RC, Lincoln MKC, Mercedes-Benz S Coupe, Range Rover Autobiography Black LWB

The 2015 World Performance Car top ten finalists are: Audi S1, Audi S3, Audi TT/TTS, Bentley Continental GT Speed, BMW M4 Coupe/M3 Sedan, Corvette Z06, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, Lexus RC-F, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

The 2015 World Green Car finalists are: BMW i8, Hyundai x35/Tucson Fuel Cell, Kia Soul EV, Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine, Volkswagen Golf GTE.

The winners will be announced on Thursday, April 2.

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