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Back in April, the Jaguar F-Pace was crowned as the 2017 World Car of the Year. And now, with the Frankfurt Motor Show in full swing, an extensive list of candidates for the 2018 version of the prestigious award has been announced.
In Geneva in March next year, the top three finalists in each category will be declared, before the winners are announced at the New York International Auto Show on March 28.
As many as 35 candidates (many of which have yet to officially launch) in the main World Car of the Year category have been listed, ranging from the Alfa Romeo Giulia and BMW X2 to the Kia Stinger and Volkswagen Polo.
Meanwhile, five vehicles – the Audi A8, BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, Lexus LS, Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Panamera – have been shortlisted for the World Luxury Award, with ten more in the running for the World Performance Car title.
There are five eligible vehicles in the World Green Car category, while the World Urban Car segment contains eight contenders (each of which also features in the World Car of the Year category).
Vehicles in the running for the World Car Design award include those eligible for any of the other World Car awards (they are automatically entered) along with two stand-alone entries: BMW i8 Roadster and Lamborghini Urus.
Check out the full lists of eligible vehicles below, and pick your winners!
World Car of the Year 2018 candidates:
Alfa Romeo Giulia
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Buick Regal/ Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Citroën C3 Aircross
Land Rover Discovery
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Range Rover Velar
SsangYong Rexton G4
World Luxury Car 2018 candidates:
BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo
World Performance Car 2018 candidates:
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
Audi RS3 Sedan
Audi RS5 Coupé
Honda Civic Type R
Hyundai i30 N
Renault Alpine A110
Volkswagen Polo GTI
World Green Car 2018 candidates:
BMW 530e iPerformance
Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
World Urban Car 2018 candidates:
World Car Design of the Year 2018 candidates:
All vehicles listed above, plus:
BMW i8 Roadster