An international jury consisting of motoring journalists from all over the world chose from a total of 62 models.
The 2024 Women’s World Car of the Year enters its final phase. A jury consisting of 75 female automotive professionals (including the Czech representative Sabina Kvášová) from 52 countries of the world chose from vehicles that were put on sale between January and December 2023 on at least two continents. “Voting was not easy due to the extraordinary level of candidates,” said Marta Garcia, president of the poll. Winners were selected in five categories.
Among family cars, the Volvo EX30 scored with its homologated range of 450 km, quality, safety equipment and the fact that it is the Volvo with the lowest carbon footprint to date. At the same time, the judges described it as comfortable and spacious. In the SUV category, the Kia EV9 rolled: “It is one of the first large electric SUVs with up to seven seats. Despite the length of 5 meters, it has good aerodynamics. It also stands out for its innovative design, cutting-edge technologies, bi-directional charging and ultra-fast 800-volt charging. In addition, its price is competitive compared to other models in this segment.” states the jury.
The sedan class was dominated by the BMW 5 Series. “It is offered with a range of engines, including a fully electric version for the first time, as well as a family variant. This eighth generation is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, offers a spacious and comfortable cabin for passengers and is the brand’s first model to feature a fully vegan interior as standard.” the jurors explained.
The women’s pick-up of the year was the Volkswagen Amarok. According to the jury, this represents a radical change. It gains in habitability, off-road capabilities and transport capacity. It includes five engines that adapt to the needs of individual markets. It also improves the quality of the interior and equipment.
Aston Martin DB12 was then announced as sports car of the year. “It is characterized by luxury, elegance and performance. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 680 horsepower, claims a top speed of 325 km/h, and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. The most significant changes can be found in its cabin with a new design and high quality without loss of functionality.” the female judges praised the British athlete. From these five finalists, an overall winner will be selected and announced on International Women’s Day, March 8.