World Car Awards have recently announced the top finalists for the 2013 World Car of the Year, as well as the World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the year – but you’ll have to wait until 28th March to hear the final results, with the top three finalists in each award category being announced on the 5th, at Geneva’s International Motor Show.
It looks like it’s going to be another big one this year, with a list of finalists that includes the Audi A3, the new A-Class from Mercedes-Benz, the latest Range Rover, the Mazda6 and Mazda CX5, as well as the Peugeot 208, Porsche Boxter/Cayan, Scion FR-S, Volkswagen’s Golf and the Volvo V40 all looking to score points with the judges.
Last year’s winner of the 2012 World Car of the Year was the clever, compact Volkswagen Up!, which managed to fend off stiff competition from its rival finalists, the BMW 3 Series and Porsche’s 911.
The Up! even managed to beat yet another rival last year in December, snatching the Guinness World Record for tightest parallel park from the Mini, which managed to leave a space of just 15 centimetres between two other Minis earlier in the year.
New teaser released from Bentley
Bentley have just released the first pictures of their much anticipated Flying Spur, scheduled for release later in 2013. A four-door version of the hugely popular Continental GT, the Flying Spur is causing quite a stir, with its release hotly anticipated.
Those looking for an early glance of the Flying Spur might not be terribly satisfied with these teaser images, but Bentley have said more details will be announced on 20th February, so keep an eye out!