The issue on everyone’s mind from today’s World Car Awards’ declarations at the New York Auto Show was as much about which vehicle didn’t win as the one that did.
The Chevrolet Bolt, the dear of the 2017 honor circuit season, didn’t win its class, not to mention fighting for the top respect. Rather, the general World Car of the Year grant went to the Jaguar F-Pace, prevailing over the Audi Q5 and the Volkswagen Tiguan. Underscoring the worldwide business pattern of hybrids, this year denoted the first in the honors’ history that the main three World Car contenders were CUVs.
The F-Pace was the main vehicle to best the platform twice, as the attractive hybrid likewise brought home the World Car Design of the Year equipment. It was up against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class cabriolet and the Toyota CH-R.
Other class champs incorporated the BMW i3, which bested the Citroën C3 and the Suzuki Ignis in the new World Urban Car of the Year classification.
In what could be esteemed the vexed of the service — prophetically set up by the envelope holder reporting La Land as the champ, in a gesture to the Academy Award best-picture disaster — the World Green Car grant went to the Toyota Prius Prime, besting the Bolt and the Tesla Model X for enviro-gloating rights.
In the World Performance Car classification, the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman beat the Audi R8 Spyder and the McLaren 570S, demonstrating that cash doesn’t really purchase satisfaction. Lastly, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class elbowed out the BMW 5 Series, alongside the Volvo S90 and V90, for the pined for World Luxury Car Award.