Out of the five titles up for grabs – including the World Car of the Year award – Kia and Porsche picked up two awards each, with Mazda taking home one.
The Porsche Taycan made headlines last month after it was nominated for three different awards and after the final round of voting, the company emerged the winner in two categories. The Taycan which we saw in Germany nearly took a clean sweep of all the awards it was nominated for – losing to the Mazda3 by just two points for the World Car Design of the Year award.
Porsche has had a field day in the nomination rounds; taking a clean sweep of the Performance Car category with the new 911, 718 models and the all-electric Taycan. Double happiness struck at the Peugeot camp after their new 208 was also named the 2020 European Car of the Year.
The following are the five different categories and who the winners had to fend off for their respective titles:
World Luxury Car of the Year:
Porsche Taycan – 846
Porsche 911 – 786
Mercedes-Benz EQC – 778
World Performance Car of the Year:
Porsche Taycan – 867
Porsche 911 – 809
Porsche 718 – 776
World Car Design of the Year
Mazda3 – 179
Porsche Taycan – 177
Peugeot 208 – 144
The road to finalising these winners have taken six months since the candidates were announced in September 2019 at the Frankfurt motor show. These winners have gone through the scrutiny of jurors from all over the world including those from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Greece, Russia and USA to name a few.