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The 2013 World Car of the Year announcement is nigh! For now, the 10 finalists shortlisted earlier have been filtered down to just four top contenders – listed in alphabetical order: Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Porsche Boxster / Cayman, Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ and the ever-present Volkswagen Golf.

This is the second consecutive year that Volkswagen is listed among the top contenders and the fourth time since 2009. The Volkswagen Polo and up! won the 2010 and 2012 World Car of the Year awards respectively. With the 2013 European Car of the Year title under its belt, can the Golf Mk7 emerge victorious again and continue the VW Group’s winning streak?

The Ferrari F12berlinetta, Porsche Boxster/Cayman and Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ are under consideration for the 2013 World Performance Car award. Ferrari and Porsche have a title each from the last two years, so it’s all looking good for Toyota and Subaru’s joint entry.

New for this year is the World Green Car award, and the top three finalists are the Renault Zoe, Tesla Model S and the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid. Rounding up the awards is the World Car Design of the Year, this time contested by the Aston Martin Vanquish, Jaguar F-Type and, surprise surprise, the Mazda6.

The overall winners in all categories will be declared at the New York International Auto Show on March 28. What would be your dream result? List down your choices below.