WCOTY Awards Adjudged as the Top Automotive Award
The World Car of the Year Award, a prestigious award in itself, has retained the top spot as the world’s most important and visible automotive award program. The WCOTY award has kept the position for the fifth consecutive year.
The WCOTY award comprises of a jury of automotive journalists that come from around the world; the award started in the year 2004.
For the year 2017, Jaguar F-Pace won the WCOTY award. Some of the previous winners have been Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Volkswagen Golf, and Porsche Boxster.
This year’s awards were unique in the fashion that this was the first time in the WCOTY awards history, as the three finalists were SUVs. This marks a global shift and acceptance towards the SUV segment and its popularity.
The jury members for the WCOTY awards were given an opportunity to drive cars that were to judged, such as the new BMW i3, F-Pace, Porsche 718 Boxster, McLaren 570S and Cayman amongst others.
The WCOTY awards often complement local COTY awards around the world that happen in various countries.