World car of year down to just three
From a shortlist of 10 finalists, the top three contenders for the overall 2010 World Car of the Year title were announced yesterday.
They are the Mercedes- Benz E-Class, the Toyota Prius and the Volkswagen Polo. To be eligible for the overall World Car award, the contender had to be in production, and sold, on at least two continents during 2009.
The top three for the 2010 World Performance Car award are: the Audi R8 V10, the Ferrari California and the Porsche 911 GT3. And the 59-member jury chose the following top three finalists for the 2010 World Green Car* award: the Honda Insight, Toyota Prius and the Volkswagen BlueMotion (Golf, Passat, Polo).