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2022 World Car of the Year

Note: The 2022 list of eligible vehicles is provisional based on information available at this time.

The list may be updated until December 1, 2021 when it becomes final and no further changes can be made.

Those vehicles marked with an asterisk (*) may change categories once pricing information has been received by the World Car Awards.

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, 2021 and March 30, 2022.

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 or "World Luxury Car" 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.


Acura MDX*

Audi Q4 e-tron*

BMW i4*

Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUV

Chevrolet Corvette C8

Citroen C3

Citroen C5 X*

Cupra Formentor

Dacia Sandero

Ford Mach-E*

Genesis G70

Honda Civic

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai Starion

Hyundai Tucson

Kia EV6*

Kia Sportage

Lexus NX

Mitsubishi Outlander

Nissan Pathfinder

Renault Kiger

Subaru BRZ

Subaru Outback

Toyota Corolla Cross

Toyota GR86

Toyota Yaris Cross

Volkswagen Taigun

Volkswagen Taos