Women’s World Car of The Year: These are the candidate cars

Women’s World Car of the Year is a Global institution that elects the best car of the year and the best models in six sub-categories, every year.

The winners are not cars aimed at women, but the selections of the panel of judges, which consists exclusively of women who are actively engaged in car journalism.

The institution was created in 2009 by New Zealander Sandy Myhre and the voting criteria are based on the principles that guide every buyer when choosing a new car, such as safety, quality, price, design, ease of driving, benefits and environmental footprint.

Read more: Porsche Taycan wins World Car of the Year

In order for a car to be included in the voting list, it must have been released on at least two continents.

The six categories are: City cars (with a length of up to 4.4 meters), Family SUVs (from 4.4 to 4.6 meters), Large cars (over 4.6 meters), Large SUVs (over 4.6 meters), Pick-up & 4×4 (regardless of size) and Performance cars (regardless of size).

By February 4, the 55 female judges from 40 countries will distribute up to 15 points to three models in each category and the six winners will be named. In the final phase of the voting, the judges will highlight one of these six models as the Car of the Year for 2022.

A prerequisite for every judge to vote for a car is that he has driven it.

The candidate cars are the following:

City cars, with a length of up to 4.4 meters

Citroen C4Opel Mokka
Honda HR-VPeugeot 308
Honda Jazz CrosstarRenault Kiger
Hyundai BayonSkoda Fabia
MG AstorToyota Yaris Cross
MG ZSVolkswagen Taigo

Family SUVs, from 4.4 to 4.6 meters

Audi Q3 SportbackMG EHS
Audi Q4 e-tronMitsubishi Eclipse PHEV
Haval H6Nissan Qashqai
Haval JolionRenault Arkana
Kia SportageToyota Corolla Cross
Lynk&Co 01Volkswagen Taos
Mercedes-Benz EQAVolvo C40 Recharge

Large cars, over 4.6 meters

BMW i4Kia Carnival
DS 9Kia EV6
Ford Mustang Mach-ELexus IS 500
Genesis G70Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Genesis G80Mercedes-Benz EQS
Hyundai Ioniq 5Subaru Outback
Hyundai StariaToyota Mirai

Large SUVs, over 4.6 meters

Aiways U5Mercedes-Benz EQB
BMW iXMercedes-Benz EQC
Genesis GV70Mitsubishi Outlander
Genesis GV80Nissan Pathfinder
Hyundai PalisadeToyota Highlander
Hyundai Santa FeVolkswagen ID.4
Lexus NX

Pick-up &4×4, regardless of size

Ford BroncoJeep Wrangler 4xe
Ford MaverickToyota Land Cruiser
Isuzu D-Max

Performance cars, regardless of size

Audi e-tron GTLotus Emira
Chevrolet Corvette C8McLaren Artura
Ferrari 296 GTBPorsche Taycan Cross Turismo

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