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2016 World Car of 2016 nominations

September 20, 2015

German and Japanese firms dominate World car of the Year 2016 nominations, but Jaguar, Bentley and Land Rover make strong Brit showing

The list of new models nominated for the 2016 World Car Awards (WCA) have been announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s the first shortlist before the final category winners are announced at the 2016 New York Show.

The provisional list shows a strong performance from German and Japanese car brands, but a number of British and American models commended. Notable models include the new Audi A4,Mercedes GLC,  Mazda MX-5 and Honda HR-V.

Thanks to cars such as the new Jaguar XE and XF, the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Vauxhall Astra, Britain in its strongest position ever to pick up at least one category win in what is officially ranked as the largest automotive awards programme on the planet.

World Car Awards 2016: Full nominations list

World Car of the Year (WCOTY) 

Audi A4 Sedan / A4 Avant 

BMW X1

Cadillac CT6 

Chevrolet Malibu 

Ford Edge

Honda HR-V 

Hyundai Tucson 

Jaguar XE

Kia Optima

Land Rover Discovery Sport 

Mazda CX-3 

Mazda MX-5 

Mercedes-Benz GLC  

Nissan Maxima 

Škoda Superb 

SsangYong Tivoli 

Subaru Outback 

Subaru Levorg 

Toyota Prius 

Opel/Vauxhall Astra  

Volkswagen Touran

World Luxury Car of the year 2016 nominations

Audi Q7 

BMW 7 Series 

Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Infiniti Q30 

Jaguar XF 

Lexus RX 

Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé 

Volvo XC90 

World Green Car of the year 2016 nominations

BMW 330e plug-in-hybrid 

Chevrolet Volt 

Mercedes-Benz C 350e 

Nissan X-Trail Hybrid 

Nissan Murano Hybrid 

Toyota Prius (Hybrid) 

Toyota Mirai (Hydrogen Fuel Cell) 

Volkswagen Passat GTE 

World Performance Car of the year 2016 nominations

Audi RS 3 Sportback 

Audi R8  

BMW X5 M / X6 M 

Cadillac CTS-V 

Cadillac ATS-V 

Chevrolet Camaro 

Honda Civic Type R

Mercedes-AMG C 63

Range Rover Sport SVR

World Car Design of the Year 2016 nominations

Audi Q7

Audi R8 Coupé 

BMW 2 Series Convertible 

BMW 7 Series 

Hyundai Creta 

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé 

Source: Autoexpress.co.uk