We already have the ten cars that will aspire to become the Best Car of the Year in the World this 2019. World Car Awards has made official the definitive list of the ten models that will opt for this award, which will be delivered on April 19 when the New York Hall 2019 opens its doors.
After knowing the seven definitive candidates who will choose to be the Best Car of the Year 2019, now it is the turn of the other most prestigious prize of the year and that takes place worldwide. A total of 86 journalists specialized in motor have chosen the ten models that will be able to aspire to this award among 29 candidates. The final three finalists will meet at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 and among them the World Car of the Year 2019 will be decided.
Among these ten candidates we find four SUV models, two of them electric and one of fuel cell, three saloons, two compact and an all-terrain, many of which also opt for the Car of the Year 2019.
To this list of ten candidates for the absolute prize, there are also five other categories, in which five models will compete to be the best in their segment: urban, premium, sports and ecological, as well as a design award. The race to become the best car of 2019 has already begun.
1. Audi e-tron
The first electric car production Audi, which finally was introduced last September, will be one of the contenders for the prize roader. This zero emission SUV has two electric propellers, one per axle, which offer a combined power of 408 HP and a maximum torque of 664 Nm. It is capable of reaching 100 km / h from standstill in 5.7 seconds and its maximum speed, electronically limited, is set at 200 km / h.
The Audi e-tron homologa an autonomy that rounds the 400 kilometers and boasts cutting-edge technology, such as the Audi Virtual Mirrors, which replace the traditional rear-view mirrors, or brake-by-wire electrohydraulic brakes.
2. BMW 3 Series
The seventh generation of the BMW 3 Series was unveiled at the Paris Salon 2018. In this new installment, the German saloon boasts greater dimensions and more muscle, in addition to taking a step forward at a technological level compared to the outgoing generation.
The new BMW 3 Series has a completely digital interior incorporating the BMW Live Cockpit instrumentation and has in its range of both diesel and petrol engines, ranging between 150 hp and 258 hp, offering also a variant of all-wheel drive that sum to those of rear propulsion.
3. Ford Focus
The fourth generation of the Ford Focus was shown last spring, presenting itself as the most complete in terms of range, as well as in technological equipment. The compact oval has three bodies, hatchback, sedan and family, as well as six specific finishes, including its more active Camper side.
The new Ford Focus has gasoline mechanics, including the award-winning 1.0-liter Ecoboost engine, and diesel, with powers of between 95 HP and 182 HP. The compact debuts in this new generation advanced driving assistance systems and claims to be more dynamic and livable with respect to its predecessor.
4. Genesis G70
This premium saloon is the latest of the offshoots of Hyundai’s luxury brand to arrive and is the cousin of the Kia Stinger GT. Arrival to rival models such as the Audi A4, the BMW 3 Series or the Mercedes C Class, it has petrol engines of 252 and 365 HP. Its impressive design is combined with state-of-the-art technology focused on comfort, sportsmanship and safety.
5. Hyundai Nexo
The South Korean SUV is the substitute for the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell and is the only one of the aspirants with hydrogen mechanics. Conceived on a new platform, the all-rounder of zero emissions is more efficient and aerodynamic than its predecessor and promises a range of 666 kilometers, requiring only five minutes to refuel your deposit. Its engine delivers 163 hp and its maximum speed is set at 179 km / h.
6. Jaguar i-Pace
The second electric SUV in the field is the British Jaguar I-Pace and, like the Audi e-tron, has two electric motors associated with each of its axes that, in total, yield 400 HP and 696 Nm. It needs only 4.8 seconds to reach 100 km / h from stationary and its maximum speed is 200 km / h. It develops perfectly on the asphalt and outside it and has a passenger compartment where luxury and technology. Its autonomy is approved in 480 kilometers.
7. Mercedes-Benz Class A
Class A closes the list of compact candidates to be the Best Car of the Year in the World. In its fourth generation, the child of the star’s family has made a remarkable technological leap, equipping for the first time systems that until now were only the heritage of his older brothers.
With a completely digital interior, consisting of two 10.25-inch screens, it has the MBUX infotainment system and enjoys a browser with augmented reality and intelligent voice assistant. Its range consists of petrol and diesel versions, and its power ranges from 116 HP of its diesel variant to 224 hp of the A250.
8. Suzuki Jimny
The iconic and small SUV Suzuki Jimny brings the differentiating point to this list of ten finalists. This pocket 4×4 stands out for its small dimensions, 3.64 metersin length, and its light weight, barely 1,100 kilos, which are combined with an atmospheric propeller of 1.5 liters and 102 HP, with a maximum torque of 130 Nm.
Its natural habitat is outside the asphalt, where it can face steep terrain thanks to its free height of 210 millimeters and angles of attack, ventral and exit 37º, 28º and 49º respectively.
9. Volvo S60 / V60
In its new generation, the Volvo S60, and its family variant V60, definitely abandons diesel mechanics. Its range includes several hybrid versions, two of them plug-in, and gasoline options, with powers that reach up to 415 HP.
In this new delivery there is no lack of technology focused on security and assistance, as well as connectivity systems. In addition, it can be purchased through the Care by Volvo subscription service.
10. Volvo XC40
The Scandinavian brand is the only one that has two models aspiring to the award. The S60 joins its compact Volvo XC40 SUV, which, by the way, was chosen as the best car of the year in Europe last year and has been so successful that Volvo has been forced to increase its production.
The small premium SUV will feature electric and hybrid versions very soon and stands out for its youthful and carefree design compared to its older brothers. It has two options petrol, 190 and 247 hp, and a diesel of 190 hp and was the first model of the manufacturer to launch the service by subscription Care by Volvo.
For its part, World Car Awards also has five other categories where several models aspire to become the best of this 2019. Each of these winners will also be known at the New York Hall 2019. These are the different classes and the five candidates of each of them.
World Urban Car
- Audi A1
- Hyundai AH2 / Santro
- Kia Soul
- SEAT Arona
- Suzuki Jimny
World Luxury Car
- Audi A7
- Audi Q8
- BMW 8 Series
- Mercedes-Benz CLS
- Volkswagen Touareg
World Performance Car
- Aston Martin Vantage
- BMW M2 Competition
- Hyundai Veloster N
- McLaren 720S
- Mercedes-Benz AMG 4-door Coupe
World Green Car
- Audi e-tron
- Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
- Hyundai Nexo
- Jaguar I-Pace
- Kia Niro EV
World Car Design of the Year
- Citroen C5 Aircross
- Jaguar E Pace
- Jaguar I PACE
- Suzuki Jimny
- Volvo XC40