The 10 cars shortlisted for the World Car of the Year award have been announced. An international jury of 66 motoring specialists selected the finalists:

The 2013 nominees are:

  • Audi A3
  • Range Rover
  • Mazda 6
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Mercedes A-Class
  • Peugeot 208
  • Porsche Boxster/Cayman
  • Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT 86
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Volvo V40

In addition to the World Car of the Year list, the jurors have also voted on their favourite performance cars for the 2013 World Performance Car Award.

The 2013 World Performance Car of the Year nominees are:

  • Aston Martin Vanquish
  • Audi RS5
  • BMW M6 Coupe/Convertible
  • BMW M135i
  • Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
  • Mercedes SL63 AMG
  • Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster
  • Porsche Boxster/Cayman
  • Renaultsport Clio 200 EDC
  • Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT 86

Each juror will test each car again, ahead of a further round of voting in February.

The results of this vote will be totted up and the top three cars in each category will be announced at the Geneva Motor Show, with the winners announced at a press conference at the New York Motor Show on 28 March.

The World Car of the Year Award is now in its ninth year. The last three WCotY winners were the Volkswagen Up! in 2012, the Nissan Leaf in 2011, and the Volkswagen Polo in 2010.

In addition to the World Car of the Year and Performance Car of the Year, there is also a five-car shortlist for the 2013 World Green Car, which has been produced by five industry experts.

2013 World Green Car award nominees:

  • Renault Zoe
  • Smart Electric Drive
  • Tesla Model S
  • Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
  • Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

Finally, a six-car shortlist for the 2013 World Car Design of the Year award has been announced. It was also produced by car design specialists.

2013 World Car Design of the Year award nominees:

  • Aston Martin Vanquish
  • Renault Clio
  • Jaguar F-Type
  • Range Rover
  • Mazda 6
  • Volkswagen Golf

Which car would you vote for in each category?