BMW i3 and Volkswagen XL1 Get Shortlisted For 2014 World Green Car Award

MAR 5 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 3

2014 World Car Award finalists have been revealed.  In each category, only 3 vehicles remain in the hunt.  Here goes…

BMW i3 in Geneva

BMW i3 in Geneva

World Car of the Year

– Audi A3

– BMW 4 Series

– Mazda3.

World Luxury Car

– Bentley Flying Spur

– Mercedes-Benz S-Class

– Range Rover Sport

VW XL1 in Geneva

VW XL1 in Geneva

World Performance Car

– Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

– Ferrari 458 Speciale

– Porsche 911 GT3

World Green Car

– Audi A3 Sportback g-tron (+ Audi e-gas)

– BMW i3

– Volkswagen XL1

World Car Design of the Year

BMW i3 in Geneva

BMW i3 in Geneva

– BMW i3

– Mazda3

– Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Only 2 plug-ins made the final cut: BMW i3 and Volkswagen XL1.  Of note is that the i3 made the final cut in two categories, so its chance of winning at least one seems promising.

In the World Green Car grouping, which vehicle do you think deserves the crown?  VW XL1? Or BMW  i3?

About the World Car Awards

Now in their tenth year, the annual World Car Awards are now the number one awards program in the world based on Prime Research’s 2013 report. The awards were inaugurated in 2003, and officially launched in January 2004, to reflect the reality of the global marketplace, as well as to recognize and reward automotive excellence on an international scale. The awards are intended to complement, not compete, with existing national and regional Car of the Year programs.

The winners will be announced at the 2014 World Car Awards ceremony on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the New York Auto Show.

 

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3 Comments on "BMW i3 and Volkswagen XL1 Get Shortlisted For 2014 World Green Car Award"

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Cars with less than 1000 sales per month should not be allowed to get any awards. They are complete irrelevant.

At $145K, it requires the most “green” of any car on the list.

Oops! I didn’t notice the Bentley.