Mike Stevens | Mar 4, 2010

WITH LESS THAN a month until the World Car of the Year and World Performance Car of the Year winners are announced, the top three finalists for each category have been revealed at Geneva this week.

Last month, WCOTY judges whittled the original list of 31 World Car and 15 World Performance Car candidates down to 10 for each category. Now, only three remain in each, as listed below.


2010 World Car of the Year top three finalists


2010 Performance Car of the Year top three finalists

The WCOTY programme has been running since 2005 and has since become one of the most prized awards in the global automotive industry.

The criteria for eligibility is long and varied. Crucial among them is that the cars must be available in at least five countries on at least two continents, before January 1 of the year of the award.

The final winners of the 2010 World Car of the Year Awards will be announced at the New York Motor Show on April 1.

TMR readers took a punt last month on which car will take the crown in each category. How did you do?


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