World Car Awards (WCA) officially announced the nomination of best car in five categories. In total, there are 58 model that goes from a variety of brands.


This nominee will be shortlisted again to three finalists in each category. These finalists will be announced at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. Three finalists in each category will then be chosen again to determine who the winner of the primary. The main winners will be announced at the New York International Auto Show.

Some models that fit into this nomination is the Audi Q5, Honda Civic, Toyota C-HR, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Bentley Bentayga, and Volvo S90. Beberappa of them on sale in Indonesia, but many do not.

World Car Awards program was initiated and organised by automotive journalists worldwide since 2004. In its official page,, mentioned that the election is conducted by objective and credible.


Last year, Mazda MX-5 crowned be 2016 World Car of the Year, beating other mainstay models such as the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. Roadster also holds Awards World Car Design of the Year.

Other awards given at the Audi R8 Coupe (World Performance Car award), the G11 BMW 7 Series (World Luxury Car award), and Toyota Mirai (World Green Car award).

Following the nomination of the best cars of five more categories:


2017 World Car of the Year

  • Audi A5/S5 Coupe
  • Audi Q2
  • Audi Q5
  • Buick Envision
  • Buick LaCrosse
  • Chevrolet Cruze
  • Chrysler Pacifica
  • Fiat/Abarth 124 Spyder
  • Honda Civic
  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Genesis G80
  • Infiniti Q60
  • Jaguar F-Pace
  • Kia Cadenza
  • Kia Rio
  • Kia Sportage
  • Mazda CX-9
  • SEAT Ateca
  • Skoda Kodiaq
  • SsangYong Tivoli Air/XLV
  • Subaru Impreza
  • Toyota C-HR
  • Volkswagen Tiguan

2017 World Luxury/Performance Car

  • Audi R8 Spyder
  • Bentley Bentayga
  • BMW 5 Series
  • Cadillac CT6
  • Cadillac XT5
  • Honda/Acura NSX
  • Genesis G90
  • Lexus LC 500
  • Lincoln Continental
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman
  • Range Rover Evoque Convertible
  • Volvo S90/V90

2017 World Urban Car

  • BMW i3 (94 Ah)
  • Citroen C3
  • Citroen E-Mehari
  • Ford Ka+
  • Smart Brabus range
  • Smart Cabriolet
  • Suzuki Baleno
  • Suzuki Ignis

2017 World Car Design of the Year

  • All nominations last year
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

2017 World Green Car

  • Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro
  • BMW 740e iPerformance
  • Chevrolet Bolt
  • Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
  • Honda Clarity Fuel-Cell Car
  • Hyundai Ioniq
  • Kia Niro Hybrid
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e
  • Tesla Model X
  • Toyota Prius Prime
  • Toyota RAV4