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It’s that time of year again. The finalists in the 2016 World Car Awards have been announced recently. This year, a jury of 73 international automotive journalists selected the finalists by ballot in five separate categories, and the winners will be revealed later at the New York International Auto Show in March.

The first category – 2016 World Car of the Year – is certainly the most prestigious, and 10 finalists will be in the running to win the coveted prize. Last year, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class won in this category. This year, the following cars will be gunning for the top prize:

Next up is the 2016 World Luxury Car of the Year finalists. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe clinched this title last year. In 2016, the following finalists will be in the running for the title:

Picking up the pace a little, the 2016 World Performance Car of the Year honours the most exciting high-performance cars to hit the streets. Last year saw the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT walk away with the prize. This year, the following finalists are the:

This is followed by the tree-huggers, aka the finalists for the 2016 World Green Car of the Year. The BMW i8 was last year’s winner, and this year, these cars will be in the running for the prize:

This year’s World Car Design of the Year sees a panel of world design experts review each candidate before establishing a short-list of recommendations for the jurors. With the Citroen C4 Cactus being crowned last year, the five finalist chosen by the jurors for 2016 are:

  • Cadillac CT6
  • Mazda CX-3
  • Mazda MX-5
  • Jaguar XE
  • Land Rover Discovery

There you have it, the finalists for the 2016 World Car Awards. Will you be vouching for any of the cars listed? Or do you disagree with some of the finalists voted for by the jurors? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

GALLERY: 2016 World Car Awards finalists