The annual awards season runs from May 1st to April 30th.
August 19, 2021
Official launch of The Road to the 2022 World Car Awards annual journey and announcement of the list of eligible vehicles at the New York International Auto Show.
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 2022 awards season.
August 2021 to January 2022
Jurors test-drive the 2022 eligible vehicles.
November 13 - 16, 2021
7th L.A. Test Drives in Pasadena, California that coincides with press day at the L.A. auto show – Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Deadline: first vote round
Tuesday, February 8, 2022: World Car Finals - The Countdown Begins
KPMG announces top ten finalists in WCOTY; and top five finalists in World Luxury, World Performance Car, World Urban Car, the new World Electric Vehicle of the Year as well as the World Car Design of the Year.
Second round of test-drives and voting begins.
New* - - Tuesday, February 8 – Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Second and final round: jurors have one month to test-drive finalists prior to voting.
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Deadline: all jurors’ ballots submitted for overall winners.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022: World Car Finals - Top Three in the World