The top three finalists in each of the six categories of the 2018 World Car Awards have been announced at the Geneva International Motor Show.

A jury of 82 international automotive journalists from 24 countries whittled down each original list of finalists to just three, voting by secret ballot.

The seven finalists that fell away in the main World Car of the Year category were the Alfa Romeo Giulia, BMW X3, Kia Stinger, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Leaf, Toyota Camry and Volkswagen T-Roc, leaving the Mazda CX-5, Range Rover Velar and Volvo XC60 to fight for the trophy.

The winners will be revealed at the New York International Auto Show on March 28.

Check out the top three finalists in each category below:

2018 World Car of the Year
Mazda CX-5
Range Rover Velar
Volvo XC60

2018 World Urban Car
Ford Fiesta
Suzuki Swift
Volkswagen Polo

2018 World Luxury Car
Audi A8
Porsche Cayenne
Porsche Panamera

2018 World Performance Car
BMW M5
Honda Civic Type R
Lexus LC500

2018 World Green Car
BMW 530e iPerformance
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Nissan Leaf

2018 World Car Design of the Year
Lexus LC500
Range Rover Velar
Volvo XC60