The entirely female jury of the automotive industry has enthusiastically announced the five finalists for the prestigious Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year 2024 (WWCOTY). This award, established in 2011, is the result of a meticulous evaluation by a team of 75 automotive journalists from 52 countries across five continents.

WWCOTY: A Globally Prestigious Award

The Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year is a unique recognition, as it honors cars that embody excellence in their respective segments and have been launched on at least two continents in the previous year, in this case, 2023. The competition, now in its twelfth edition, has selected six finalist models, one for each of the following categories: Family Car, Large Car, SUV, Pick-Up 4X4, and Exclusive Car.

The Five Finalists

1. Volvo EX30

The Volvo EX30 is the brand’s first compact premium SUV, the third 100% electric model, and the most affordable in the lineup. With a range of 450 km, it stands out for its quality, advanced safety systems, and the lowest carbon footprint in any Volvo to date.

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Comfort and spaciousness characterize this model, making it an attractive choice for environmentally-conscious consumers.

2. BMW 5 Series

The eighth generation of the BMW 5 Series offers a complete range of engines, including, for the first time, a fully electric model and a family variant.

It features cutting-edge technology, a spacious and comfortable interior, and distinguishes itself as the first BMW model to offer vegan interiors as standard, combining technological innovation with sustainability.

3. Kia EV9

The Kia EV9 is the first large electric SUV with seven seats. Despite its 5-meter length, it offers excellent aerodynamics, innovative design, advanced technology, and ultra-fast bidirectional charging.

Its competitive price in the segment makes it an enticing option for those seeking a spacious and affordable electric SUV.

4. Volkswagen Amarok

The new generation of the Volkswagen Amarok represents a radical change in the world of pickups. With improvements in habitability, off-road capability, and cargo capacity, this version includes five engines to meet the needs of different markets.

Interior quality and features have significantly improved, solidifying the Volkswagen Amarok as a reliable and versatile choice in the 4X4 pickup segment.

5. Aston Martin DB12

The new Aston Martin DB12 embodies luxury, elegance, and performance. With a twin-turbo V8 engine delivering 680 HP, it reaches a top speed of 325 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds.

Changes in the interior, characterized by a high-quality design, reflect Aston Martin’s commitment to maintaining functionality without compromising style.

The Winner Announcement

The final verdict of the Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year will be announced on the dedicated YouTube channel on March 8, International Women’s Day, adding a touch of meaning and celebration in an industry traditionally dominated by men.

The spotlight is now on these five extraordinary vehicles, each in its own way redefining the standards of excellence in the automotive world.


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