2023 World Car of the Year

World Car of the Year: Vehicles eligible for World Car of the Year must be produced in volumes of at least 10,000 units/year, must be priced below the luxury-car level in their primary markets, and must be “on-sale” in at least two major markets (China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Latin America, USA) on at least two separate continents within the period January 1, 2022 and March 30, 2023.

Multi-category Entries: Vehicles in the World Performance Car, World Urban Car, World Electric Vehicle and World Car Design of the Year categories may also be contenders in the overall “World Car of the Year” class, depending on type and pricing.

All vehicles eligible for other World Car award categories are automatically eligible for World Car Design of the Year.


Aiways U6

Alfa Romeo Tonale

BMW 2 Series Coupé

BMW X1 / iX1

Chery Omoda 5

Chery Tiggo8 Pro

Citroen C3

Citroen C5 X

Honda CR-V

Honda HR-V (NA) / ZR-V (JP, CH, ASEAN)

Honda Vezel (JP, CH) / HRV (ASEAN) / HRV e:HEV (EU

Hyundai Ioniq 6

Jeep Meridian / Commander (IND, LATAM)

Kia Niro

Mazda CX-60

Mercedes-Benz C

MG Mulan / MG4 EV

Nissan Ariya

Nissan Z

ORA Funky Cat / Haomao

Smart #1

Subaru Solterra

Suzuki S-Cross

Toyota bZ4X

Toyota Crown

VinFast VF8

Volkswagen Taigo/Nivus

Volkswagen Virtus

WEY Coffee 01 / Mocha