2014 World Green Car Finalists Revealed

2014 World Car Awards finalists have been revealed, which means we also know which cars are short listed for the 2014 World Green Car award.

The 2014 World Car Awards (WCAs) ceremony to be hosted by the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) and Bridgestone Corporation on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

The WCAs include the 2014 World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year; they will all be declared at this time.

Prior to the ceremony in New York, WCA’s top three finalists in all award categories will be announced at the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

For the 2014 World Green Car category, the WCAs said five experts in “green” technology were appointed by the World Car Awards Steering Committee to extensively review all documentation and specs associated with each candidate on the list of nominees.  The experts then create a short-list of finalists for review by the sixty-nine jurors in their second round of voting this month.

The finalists for the 2014 World Green Car category are:

  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron (+ Audi e-gas)
  • BMW i3
  • Honda Accord Hybrid
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
  • Volkswagen XL1

Finalists for the other categories are as follow:

For the 2014 World Car of the Year, winner will be selected from the following finalists listed in alphabetical order.  Note that there are 12 finalists due to a multiple tie.

  • Audi A3
  • BMW 4 Series
  • BMW i3
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Citroen C4 Picasso
  • Ford Fusion / Mondeo
  • Infiniti Q50
  • Jeep Cherokee
  • Lexus IS
  • Mazda3
  • Peugeot 308
  • Skoda Octavia

The 2014 World Luxury Car will be chosen from one of these top ten finalists (first year for this award):

  • Bentley Flying Spur
  • BMW X5
  • Cadillac ELR
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Maserati Ghibli
  • Maserati Quattroporte
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Porsche Macan
  • Range Rover Sport
  • Rolls-Royce Wraith
  • The 2014 World Performance Car has eleven finalists due to a tie:
  • Alfa Romeo 4C
  • Audi RS 6 Avant
  • BMW M6 Gran Coupe
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
  • Ferrari 458 Speciale
  • Ford Fiesta ST
  • Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster
  • Mercedes-Benz A/CLA45 AMG
  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI

 
The finalists for the 2014 World Car Design of the Year award are:

  • BMW i3
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Citroen C4 Picasso
  • Mazda3
  • Lexus IS
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Volkswagen XL1