7 GM Cars Make World Car of the Year Shortlist by Michael Accardi October 7, 2016 Share Comments Shortlist nominees for the 2017 World Car of the Year award were recently announced, with GM earning themselves seven potential entries to the big dance. In the Car category Buick sends the LaCrosse and Envision, alongside the Chevrolet Cruze, to vie for supremacy among 20+ of the worlds best passenger cars. Meanwhile, both of Cadillac’s new products, the CT6 and XT5 were nominated in the Luxury category. Rounding out GM’s achievements is the Chevrolet Bolt and Malibu in the Green Car category, the pair will compete against several high profile debuts from Germany and Japan. The awards are supported by a non-profit group of automotive journalists from 22 different countries, to be eligible for a World Car of the Year nomination, the car must be on sale in at least 2 continents and newly on the market. Finalists will be announced in March at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, with winners to be announced a month later during the 2017 New York Auto Show. The full shortlist: Nominees for 2017 World Car of the Year: Buick Lacrosse, Buick Envision, Chevrolet Cruze, Chrysler Pacifica, Audi A5/S5, Audi Q2, Audi Q5, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda Civic, Infiniti Q60, Mazda CX-9, Subaru Impreza, Toyota CH-R, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Genesis G80, Kia Cadenza, Kia Rio, Kia Sportage, SsangYong Tivoli/Tivoli XLV, Skoda Kodaiq, Fiat 124 Spider, SEAT Ateca, and Jaguar F-Pace. Nominees for 2017 World Luxury/Performance Car of the Year: Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XT5, Lincoln Continental, Audi R8 Spider, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman, Honda NSX, Lexus LC500, Bentley Bentayga, Range Rover Evoque Convertible, Hyundai Genesis G90, and Volvo S90/V90. Nominees for 2017 World Urban Car of the Year: BMW i3, Smart Brabus, Smart Cabriolet, Citroen C3, Citroen E-Mehari, Suzuki Baleno, Suzuki Ignis, and Ford Ka+. Nominees for 2017 World Green Car of the Year: Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Malibu, Tesla Model X, Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI, BMW 740 e iPerformance, Mercedes GLC 350 e, Honda FCV Clarity, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Prius Prime, Hyundai Ioniq, and Kia Niro.