The car of the year award went to the Volvo XC60 this year with a weighted score of 776 points, however Kia Stinger missed the top spots by just 3 points standing at 735. Volvo XC60 was followed by the Range Rover Velar at 742 points and Mazda CX-5 at 738 points. The BMW X3 and Toyota Camry were placed 5th and 6th with a weighted score of 727 and 726 respectively.
There were 82 people in the jury panel around the globe who helped make the decision this year. The entire the itinery of the annual Car Awards included announcement of Top Ten/Five cars at the start of the year and the Top Three in the World. In the Top 3 car category the Volkswagen Polo secured top spot with 751 points followed by Ford Fiesta and Maruti Suzuki Swift with 720 and 713 points respectively. The top berth was missed by Hyundai Kona this time and stood fourth with 711 points.
Another category which was up for contention of a prize was the World Green Car of the Year 2018 award. The Nissan Leaf turned up the winner in this category with 757 points, followed by BMW 530e iPerformance and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid with 711 points and 686 points respectively.
Coming to the top performing cars BMW M5 was a clear winner with a whooping 815 points followed by the Lexus LC500 and Honda Civic Type-R at 765 and 764 points respectively. In the category of Top Three for World Luxury Car, Audi A8 came out victorious with 792 points followed by Porsche Cayenne and Panamera with 781 and 780 points respectively.