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The World Car of the Year (WCOTY) (French: Prix mondial de la Voiture de l’année) is an automobile award selected by a jury of 48 international automotive journalists from 22 countries. Cars considered must be sold in at least five countries on at least two continents prior to January 1 of the year of the award. The contest is a new one, inaugurated in 2005 as a unified award similar to many of the continent- and nation-specific Car of the Year awards already given. Since 2006, awards for performance, green cars, and car design also given.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Car of the Year is a phrase usually considered to have been invented by Motor Trend magazine in the 1950s for their annual award for best automobile. ...

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2007

On 8 March 2007, the Audi TT, Lexus and MINI were named the top-three finalists for WCOTY. The winner was announced on April 5, 2007 at the New York International Auto Show. The New York International Auto Show is an annual auto show held in late March or early April. ...


World Car of the Year

The Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan that serves as the flagship of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... For the new MINI, see MINI (BMW). ... The Audi TT is a sports car produced by Audi since 1998 in Győr, Hungary. ... The Audi Q7 is a full-size luxury SUV produced by German automaker Audi since 2006. ... The Citroën C4 Picasso is a range of two compact MPVs, a five-seater and a seven-seater (Grand C4 Picasso), unveiled by French automaker Citroën in August 2006 and presented at the 2006 Paris Motor Show in September 2006 for the seven-seater, and in January 2007... Citroën C6 side view The Citroën C6 is an executive car produced by the French marque Citroën since 2005. ... The Fiat Punto is a supermini automobile produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat since 1994. ... The Fiat Sedici is a new small SUV presented by Fiat in december 2005. ... The Suzuki SX4 is a mini SUV developed by Japanese and Italian automakers Suzuki and Fiat and produced since 2006. ... The Jaguar XK series (XK8 and XKR) is a grand tourer produced by British carmaker Jaguar since the 1997 model year. ... 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a 2-door luxury coupe. ...

World Performance Car

The Audi RS4 is a high-performance version of the Audi A4, a compact executive car produced by German automaker Audi. ... The BMW E90 automobile platform is the fifth generation of the BMW 3 Series range of entry-level luxury/compact executive cars. ... The Porsche 930 is the original Porsche 911 Turbo produced from 1975 to 1989. ... The Audi S6 is a high-performance version of the A6, an executive car produced by German automaker Audi. ... The BMW Z4 is a rear-wheel drive sports car by the German automaker BMW, known as the E85 in roadster form and E86 in coupe form. ... The Ferrari 599 GTB (internal code F139) is a forthcoming 2-seat Gran Turismo, to replace the 575M Maranello in 2006 as a 2007 model. ... The Jaguar XK8 began production in 1996 (model year 1997) and was the first 8 cylinder vehicle produced by Jaguar, introducing the new Jaguar AJ-V8 engine. ... Mazda Motor Corporation assembles the Mazda3, an automobile model (known in Japan as the Axela), and offers it to the public under the Mazda brand. ... The Porsche 911 GT3 was introduced in 1999 as a high performance version of Porsches first water-cooled version of the 911, the 996, to continue the quarter-century tradition of low-weight RS models that ended with the 993 RS. The GT3, named after the FIA GT class... The Renault Clio Renault Sport or Clio RS is a hot hatch produced since 1999 by Renault Sport, the high-performance division of French automaker Renault. ...

World Green Car

BlueTec is DaimlerChryslers name for its two nitrogen oxide (NOx) reducing systems, for use in their Diesel automobile engines. ... The BMW 7 Series is a full-size luxury vehicle produced by the German automaker BMW. It replaced the New Six models in 1977. ... The Volkswagen Polo Mk IV is the fourth generation of the Volkswagen Polo supermini, production started in 2001 and is ongoing. ... BlueMotion is a trade name (developed externally by Origin Brand Consultants) for fuel-efficient automobile models from Volkswagen. ...

World Car Design of the Year

The Audi TT is a sports car produced by Audi since 1998 in Győr, Hungary. ... The Citroën C4 Picasso is a range of two compact MPVs, a five-seater and a seven-seater (Grand C4 Picasso), unveiled by French automaker Citroën in August 2006 and presented at the 2006 Paris Motor Show in September 2006 for the seven-seater, and in January 2007... The Fiat Punto is a supermini automobile produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat since 1994. ...

2006

For 2006, in addition to the WCOTY award, the performance, green, and design categories were added; the award was announced April 12 at the New York International Auto Show. is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York International Auto Show is an annual auto show held in late March or early April. ...


World Car of the Year

The BMW 3-Series is a line of compact sedans manufactured by BMW since May, 1975. ... The Mazda MX-5, also known as Miata (IPA: /miαrə/ or /miαtə/) in North America and Roadster (IPA: /lodostα/) in Japan, is a sports car built by Mazda in Hiroshima, Japan, since 1989. ... The Porsche Cayman is a mid-engine 2-seat sports car launched in the 2006 model year. ... The Honda Civic is a compact car manufactured by Honda. ... Main article: Honda Civic The Honda Civic Hybrid is a hybrid version of the Honda Civic sedan. ... The Range Rover Sport is a high-performance, five-passenger luxury SUV built by Land Rover and sold since the summer of 2005. ... The Lexus IS is a series of entry-level luxury cars/compact executive cars produced by the Lexus marque of Toyota Motor Corporation. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a series of large luxury flagship sedans produced by Mercedes-Benz, now a division of Daimler AG. The S-Class, a product of nine lines of Mercedes-Benz models dating since the mid-1950s, is the worlds best-selling luxury flagship sedan. ... The Suzuki Swift is a supermini car from the Suzuki Motor Corporation. ... The Volkswagen Passat is a family car built by Volkswagen AG (VW), produced in various forms since 1973. ...

World Performance Car

  • Porsche Cayman S (winner)
  • Audi RS4 (finalist)
  • BMW M5 (finalist)
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage
  • BMW 130i MSport
  • BMW M6
  • Bugatti Veyron 16.4
  • Chrysler 300C SRT-8

The Porsche Cayman is a mid-engine 2-seat sports car launched in the 2006 model year. ... The Audi RS4 is a high-performance version of the Audi A4, a compact executive car produced by German automaker Audi. ... The BMW M5 is the high-performance version of the BMW 5-Series automobile made by BMW M GmbH. M5 versions of the E28, E34, E39 and E60 5-Series have been made. ...

World Green Car

Main article: Honda Civic The Honda Civic Hybrid is a hybrid version of the Honda Civic sedan. ... The Citroën C1 is a city car produced by the French manufacturer Citroën since 2005. ... The Lexus RX 400h is an automobile assembled by Toyota Motor Corp. ... The Lexus RX 400h is an automobile assembled by Toyota Motor Corp. ...

World Car Design of the Year

  • Citroën C4 (winner)
  • BMW 3-Series (finalist)
  • Honda Civic / Civic Hybrid European version (finalist)
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage
  • BMW 1-Series

Rear of a Citroën C4 three-door The Citroën C4 is a small family car produced by French automaker Citroën since autumn 2004. ... The BMW 3-Series is a line of compact sedans manufactured by BMW since May, 1975. ... The Honda Civic is a compact car manufactured by Honda. ... Main article: Honda Civic The Honda Civic Hybrid is a hybrid version of the Honda Civic sedan. ...

2005

Ten finalists were reduced to three before the winner was selected at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto. The Canadian International Autoshow is the Canadian equivalent to the United States Autoshow held in Detroit. ...


World Car of the Year

  • Audi A6 (winner)
  • Volvo S40 (finalist)
  • Porsche 911 (finalist)
  • BMW 1-Series
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Chrysler 300/300C
  • Ford Focus
  • Land-Rover LR3/Discovery III
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz SLK

C4 Audi S4 sedan- note this is the high-performance version of the 100, not an A6 The Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury car / executive car produced by the German automaker Audi. ... The Volvo S40, V40 and V50 are entry-level luxury cars / compact executive cars produced by Volvo Cars. ... Porsche 911 in hillclimb The Porsche 911 (pronounced as nine eleven) is a sports car made by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany. ...

References

  1. ^ wcoty.com World Car of the Year Awards

External links

  • http://www.wcoty.com/
  • http://autos.yahoo.com/articles/new_york_auto_show_2007/149/2007-World-Car-of-the-Year-Winners/

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