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Finalists chosen as race for World Car of Year picks up pace

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Last year’s winner: The Jaguar i-Pace swept the boards in 2019.

Last year’s winner: The Jaguar i-Pace swept the boards in 2019.

Last year’s winner: The Jaguar i-Pace swept the boards in 2019.

The 10 finalists for this year's World Car of the Year award have been announced - as well as a series of five in contention for individual gongs.

A jury of 86 international automotive journalists, including yours truly, selected the finalists by secret ballot.

Now we have to pick the 2020 winner.

The top 10 in contention are the Hyundai Sonata, Kia Soul EV, Kia Telluride, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Mazda3, Mazda CX-30, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes GLB, Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen T-Cross.

The 2020 World Urban Car will be chosen from the Kia Soul EV, MINI Electric, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio and Volkswagen T-Cross.

Luxury Car finalists are: BMW X5, BMW X7, Mercedes EQC, Porsche 911 and Porsche Taycan.

And the Performance Car contenders are: BMW M8, Porsche 718 Spyder/Cayman GT4, Porsche 911, Porsche Taycan and Toyota GR Supra.

Separately, design experts picked the following for the jurors' final vote: Alpine 110S, Mazda3, Mazda CX-30, Peugeot 208 and Porsche Taycan.

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