The finalists for the 2018 World Car Awards competition have been announced, with the revealing of all the selected contenders in all six categories in the programme.

As it was last year, the six categories are the World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car, World Car Design of the Year and World Urban Car. Voting by secret ballot is being cast this month by the judging panel of 82 international automotive journalists (up from the 75 last year).

The top three finalists in each category will be shortlisted at the Geneva Motor Show in March, with the winners being revealed at the New York International Auto Show at the end of March.

Last year’s awards saw the Jaguar F-Pace being crowned the 2017 World Car of the Year, and it also picked up the World Car Design of the Year gong. The World Luxury Car was the W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, while the Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman was declared the World Performance Car winner. Other winners were the BMW i3 (94 Ah), which won the World Urban Car title and the Toyota Prius Prime, which swept the World Green Car award.

Plenty of worthy winners in that mix – which of the finalists do you think will emerge top in their respective categories?

2018 World Car of the Year

2018 World Luxury Car

2018 World Performance Car

2018 World Green Car

2018 World Urban Car

2018 Design of the Year