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The voting for the 2022 Women’s World Car of the Year has begun

It's all in the details for the selected vehicles

It’s interesting to see what things women tend to look for in cars. We know that they tend to be more detail-oriented, and they likely see automobiles in a different light compared to men. That’s why the list of finalists for the Women’s World Car of the Year is a very interesting mix of vehicles.

There are 55 members from 40 different countries who make up the jury of the WWCOTY. There will be two phases, with the first phase including the jurors casting their votes on all-new models launched on at least two continents last year. There will be one winner per category. Then, the second phase will decide on which vehicle takes the crown of the Women’s World Car of the Year.

There will be six categories, determined by the length of the vehicle. While grouping cars according to length generally makes sense, these categories aren’t divided further by the class (EV, people movers, luxury and so on) they’re in, so you start to see vehicles such as the V8-powered Lexus IS500 slugging it up against the Kia Carnival, a luxury minivan.


Urban models (under 4,400mm):

  • Citroen C4
  • Opel/Vauxhall Mokka
  • Honda HR-V
  • Peugeot 308
  • Honda Jazz Crosstar
  • Renault Kiger
  • Hyundai Bayon
  • Skoda Fabia
  • MG Astor
  • Toyota Yaris Cross
  • MG ZS
  • Volkswagen Nivus/Taigo
  • MG ZX
MG EHS and Toyota Corolla Cross. PHOTOS FROM MG AND TOYOTA

Family SUVs (between 4,400mm and 4,600mm):

  • Audi Q3 Sportback
  • MG EHS
  • Audi Q4 e-tron
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse PHEV
  • Haval H6
  • Nissan Qashqai
  • Haval Jolion
  • Renault Arkana
  • Kia Sportage
  • Toyota Corolla Cross
  • Lynk & Co 01
  • Volkswagen Taos
  • Mercedes-Benz EQA
  • Volvo C40 Recharge
Kia Carnival and BMW i4. PHOTOS FROM KIA AND BMW

Large cars (over 4,600mm):

  • BMW i4
  • Kia Carnival
  • DS 9
  • Kia EV6
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E
  • Lexus IS 500
  • Genesis G70
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Genesis G80
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Subaru Outback
  • Hyundai Staria
  • Toyota Mirai

Large SUVs (over 4,600mm):

  • ​​Aiways U5
  • Mercedes-Benz EQB
  • BMW iX
  • Mercedes-Benz EQC
  • Genesis GV70
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Genesis GV80
  • Nissan Pathfinder
  • Hyundai Palisade
  • Toyota Highlander/Kluger
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Volkswagen ID.4
  • Lexus NX
Ferrari 296 GTB and Lotus Emira. PHOTOS FROM FERRARI AND LOTUS

Performance cars (no size restrictions):

  • Audi e-tron GT
  • Lotus Emira
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8
  • McLaren Artura
  • Ferrari 296 GTB
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
Ford Bronco and Toyota Land Cruiser. PHOTOS FROM FORD AND TOYOTA

Pure 4x4s and pickups (no size restrictions):

  • Ford Bronco
  • Ford Maverick
  • Isuzu D-Max
  • Jeep Wrangler 4xe
  • Toyota Land Cruiser

The category winners will be announced on February 14. The overall winner will be revealed in the days leading to March 8, the International Women Drivers’ Day.

Sam Surla

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