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World Car of the Year 2022: annunciate le auto finaliste

The winner of the World Car of the Year 2022 award will be elected in less than a month at the New York Auto Show. And she shouldn’t even surprise that the self finalist all are electric models. On the same occasion, the winners of the other categories World Electric Vehicle of the Year, World Urban Car, World Luxury Car, World Car Design of the Year and World Performance Car will also be announced. But let’s proceed in order with the absolute top 3, then following with all the finalists in the running for the other categories.

Le tre finaliste del World Car of the Year 2022

This year, the “absolute” title of the World Car of the Year 2022 award will be played by an American and two Koreans. On the one hand there is the Ford Mustang Mach-E, on the other the two eastern contenders: Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. So, a trio that confirms how the automotive world is evolving: three finalists who share size and engine, are all three of the crossover electric.

Let’s start from the latter, Kia EV6a car that just a few weeks ago she took home the title of Car of the Year 2022, among other things beating both rivals present here. It is an avant-garde crossover that conquers both for design and for performance in a broad sense; on sale on the Italian market in three different configurations with prices starting from almost 50,000 euros. The cousin is no less Hyundai Ioniq 5, created on the same platform as the latter, arrived in Italy last November. And to give the two Koreans a hard time, closing the trio of finalists, thinks Ford Mustang Mach-E, the first 100% electric SUV from Ford (here for the complete price list).

The cars competing for all other categories

The final World Car of the Year awards ceremony will take place at the New York Auto Show next April 13, venue and occasion in which other cars competing in specific categories will also be crowned. For the award reserved for battery models, the World Electric Vehicle of the Yearthe finalist cars are Audi e-tron GT, Mercede EQS and, once again Hyundai Ioniq 5. In the field of luxury cars, for the award World Luxury Carthe names that will play for the victory will be BMW iX, Mercedes EQS and Genesis GV70.

Opel Mokka, Toyota Yaris Cross and Volkswagen Tiguan will compete for the title of World Urban Car, the prize reserved for compact models, so to speak. While the super sports trophy, the World Performance Car, it will be a question of Audi e-tron GT, BMW M3 / M4 or Toyota GR86 / Subaru BRZ. And finally, the automotive sector finalists with the best design (World Car Design of the Year) will still be Audi e-tron GT (test of the RS version here) and the two contenders for the aforementioned most important award: namely Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5. However, the appointment is for April 13 at the New York Motor Show, where a jury composed of over 100 journalists from all over the world will decide the winner of the World Car of the Year 2022 and who will triumph in the other specific categories.

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