The top three finalists for the World Car of the Year, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year awards have been announced
From an initial entry list of 39 new vehicles from all over the world, the top three contenders for the prestigious 2011 World Car of the Year title are: the Audi A8, the BMW 5 Series and the Nissan LEAF.
The finalists for World Performance Car of the Year are the Ferrari 458 Italia, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Porsche 911 Turbo.
Candidates for World Green Car of the Year are the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition, the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan LEAF.
Lastly, the contenders for World Car Design of the Year are the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Aston Martin Rapide and Ferrari 458 Italia.
A panel of 66 jurors from 24 countries will vote for the winners and the results will be announced on 21 April at the New York Auto Show.