The World Car of the Year award show is just right on its way with news that the final contestants have been selected for their respective category awards. This was announced recently at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show.
Initially there were 39 cars selected from world over for the awards. Out of this, only 10 cars could make it to the final list. The World Car of the Year 2011 awards also hosts some sub categories namely World Performance Car of the Year 2011, World Green Car of the year 2011 and also World Car Design of the Year. For the World Car of the Year Award, the jurors picks up cars based on their technology and overall appeal by the car buying public. The finalists for the same are Nissan LEAF, Audi A8 and the BMW 5 series.
For the World Green Car of the year 2011, the jury looks out for cars which talk about making the world a greener place with their various technologies. Moreover the documentations and references given by the car companies are cross checked by three green car experts. After the contestants are short listed, they were presented before a jury comprising of 66 jurors in February 2011 for their individual votes. Three finalists were chosen from the same and their names are Nissan LEAF, BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition and the Chevrolet Volt.
Another category mentioned is the World Performance Car of the Year 2011. This category requires that a participating car has to first contest for the World Car of the Year award and then go in for something extra in terms of performance factor. Needless to say, all the finalists in this category were either sports cars or super cars. The three finalists are Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Porsche 911 Turbo and Ferrari 458 Italia.
For the World Car Design of the year award, world renowned design experts, 5 in number, were asked to short list the contestants. Based on their recommendations, the jury voted. The ones that the jury voted for were the Aston Martin Rapide, Alfa Romeo Giulietta and the Ferrari 458 Italia.
The name of the winners and awards would be announced on April 21, 2011 at the New York International Auto Show.