The most awaited 2019 World Car Of The Year (WCOTY) awards has announced. The World Car Award (WCA) jury committee has announced and presented these wards at 2019 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).
2019 World Car Of The Year, World Green Car, World Car Design Of The Year
This year Jaguar I-Pace has bagged three awards - World Car Of The Year, World Green Car and World Car Design Of The Year. Competing with the Audi e-Tron and Volvo S60/V60 in Car Of The Year segment, Suzuki Jimmy and Volvo XC 40 in Design Of The Year segment and Hyundai Nexo and Audi e-Tron in Green Car segment, Jaguar I-Pace has won these prestigious awards.
Jaguar I-Pace is the first electric crossover SUV from Jaguar. It is powered by a 90kWh LG Chem lithium-ion battery. I-Pace comes equipped with two permanent magnet synchronous electric motors that deliver 400PS and 696Nm of torque. With built-in All Wheel Drive traction, I-Pace accelerates from 0-100kmph in 4.8 seconds.
2019 World Performance Car
MC Laren 720S
Another British car maker MC Laren has won the 2019 World Performance Car Of The Year award for its MC Laren 720S model. The 720S is the perfect meaning for performance cars. The heart of 720S is a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 720PS and 770Nm of torque. It takes 2.8 seconds from 0-100kmph. Competing with Aston Martin Vantage and Mercedes-Benz AMG 4-Door Coupe, MC Laren bagged this World Performance Car Award for the year 2019.
2019 World Luxury Car
Bagging the 2019 Luxury Car Of The Year award for its A7, the Audi has once again proved that it is one of the key players in the luxury segment all over the world. The A7 is equipped with a 3.0-litre TFSI V6 engine that produces 340PS power and sprints from 0-100kmph in 5.2 seconds. The A7 also comes standardly equipped with 48-volt Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology, and the newly developed standard steel front and rear suspension allow for both sporty driving experience and more comfortable ride for long distances.
Audi also won this award previous year for its A8 model. In the final, the Audi A7 has competed with the BMW 8 series and its sibling Audi Q8.
2019 World Urban Car
The 2019 World Urban Car Of The Year award was presented to the Suzuki Jimmy. It is powered by a 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine that churns 101PS power and 130Nm of torque. The new Suzuki Jimmy also features three drive modes - 2H (2WD-higher gear), 4H (4WD- higher gear) and 4L (4WD-lower gear). Competing with Indian bound Hyundai Santro and the upcoming Kia Soul, Suzuki Jimmy nominated for this astonishing award.
About World Car Awards
The World Car Award was initiated in the year 2004 by a group of automotive journalists from around the world. This award consists of 6-categories namely car of the year, luxury, performance, design, a green and urban car of the year. In the initial stage, 23 vehicles from all over the world compete in all categories. After a lot of test drives, 10 will be shortlisted and three goes to the final in all categories.
All these vehicles were selected and voted by the international jury members. A jury committee consists of 75 top-level automotive journalists from 23 countries around the world. The winners will be selected on the basis of jury members experience. Each member personally tests drives the vehicle in all aspects and evaluates the vehicle.