Germany and Japan have been dominate over the last decade in winning World Car of the Year, however, this year Land Rover is in the running with TWO of their cars reaching the final 10!
Between 2006 and 2016 Germany’s Audi, BMW, Mercedes and VW have won seven times, and during this time Lexus, Mazda and Nissan claimed the prize for Japan four times. In the past German and Japanese brands tended to be superior against their rivalling other nations.
Things are about to change
Land Rover has managed to do the unthinkable and has a pair of Top 10 Positions, with the Discovery 5th Generation and The Range Rover Velar!. Last year Britain had a win by Jaguar. With a possible win again this year with Land Rover, the British car industry is on the up.
Could it be TWO WCOTY wins in a row for Britain, 2017 and 2018?
Possibly, we’ll have to wait and see! This means Britain could join Germany and Japan as one of the ‘best three’ car countries in the world. For a company to have one contender in the final 10 is a major achievement – Even Audi and Mercedes weren’t good enough this year!
Let’s take a look at the 2018 10 finalist
• Alfa Romeo Giulia
• BMW X3
• Kia Stinger
• Land Rover Discovery
• Mazda CX-5
• Nissan Leaf
• Range Rover Velar
• Toyota Camry
• Volkswagen T-Roc
• Volvo XC60
Who would you vote for?
Here at JGS4X4, we love the British Land Rover (of course we are not biased!). We think either of the Land Rover models would be very worthy winners of World Car of the Year! The award is due to be announced on 28th March at the New York International Auto Show.
We will keep you informed, but in the meantime, we thought we would see who our readers would vote for?
Cast your votes in the comments box below…