There was a time when men picked out the family car, but times have changed. Women are not only deciding what they want to drive, they’re also writing about cars and the automotive industry so everyone can make a more informed purchase.
The Women’s World Car of the Year recognizes the importance of women to the automotive industry. It consists of an all-woman panel of judges from around the world who choose the winner.
The list of jurors is truly multinational with 33 women from 27 countries including the United States, Brazil, Russia, Austria, Argentina, and Greece. This brings a unique perspective to the awards process with women from different regions with different viewpoints all voting for the winner of the same award.
Initially, each juror makes 12 picks from the new vehicles launched between September of 2017 and October of 2018. Those picks are then rated in 10 areas including connectivity, safety, value, and fuel economy.
As a worldwide award, the number of possible winners included am impressive 396 different cars. This year’s jurors picked 151 of those cars as possible winner, which where whittle down to just six finalists based on initial voitng. This year’s Women’s World Car of the Year finalists are:
- BMW X2
- Jaguar E-Pace
- Jaguar I-Pace
- Peugeot 508
- Porsche Cayenne
- Volvo XC40
Now that the finalists have been announced, the last round of voting begins. Jurors will now vote using the same criteria to determine which of these six is the best.
The Women’s World Car of the Year award set to be announced on November 12.