A total of 48 female motoring journalist from 38 different countries have chosen the finalists for the Women’s World Car of the Year.
For this year, a new voting system was introduced where the judges were required to select their Top 3 cars in each category. Among the criteria the cars were judged on include road competence, space and comfort, connectivity, safety, fuel economy, value for money plus style and design.
Aspects such as quality, ease of driving, benefits, and environmental footprint were also taken into account when casting the votes.
The cars judged were those launched between January to December 2020. The winner of each category will be announced at the end of February. The “Supreme Winner” will be the car that collects the most votes. Results will be released on International Women’s Day.
Women’s World Car of the Year was initiated by New Zealand motoring journalist, Sandy Myhre, in 2009 and is the only car awards group in the world comprised exclusively by female motoring journalists.
The objective of the awards is to choose the best cars of the year. The voting criteria are based on the same principles that guide any driver when choosing a car. The selections are not ‘woman’s car’ because such categories do not exist.