Official launch of The Road to the 2021 World Car Awards annual journey and announcement of the
list of eligible vehicles. The Road to the World Car Awards is an annual journey that follows more
than 90 of our international jurors as they test-drive, and vote on, the eligible vehicles for the 2021
September 2020 to January 2021
Watch our jurors from 29 different countries test-drive the contenders on the 2021 list of eligible vehicles: YouTube.com/c/WorldCarTV
Monday, January 25, 2021
Deadline: first vote round
Wednesday, February 3, 2021: World Car Finals - The Countdown Begins
The World Car Awards announces the top ten finalists in WCOTY; and top five finalists in World Luxury, World Performance Car, World Urban Can and World Car Design of the Year as tabulated by KPMG
Second round of test-drives and voting begins.
Wednesday, February 3 - Friday, February 12, 2021
Second and final round: jurors test-drive finalists prior to voting.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Deadline: all jurors’ ballots submitted for overall winners
Tuesday, March 2, 2021: World Car Finals - Top Three in the World
Top Three in the World finalists announced virtually along with the World Car Person of the Year.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021: The Winners
All World Car award winners announced at the New York International Auto Show.