On April 12, 2017, the WCA (World Car Awards) will be announcing the award winners for each individual classification to open the 2017 New York International Auto Show in Manhattan. Audi actually has a couple of cars in contention for WCA honors. The 2017 Audi R8 Spyder is in the running for the World Performance Car of the Year, along with the Porsche Boxster/Cayman and McLaren 570S. However it’s the overall World Car of the Year Award announcement that Audi is most anxious about, as the 2018 Audi Q5 is in contention for that.
According to people from Audi, the World Car of the Year Award is the most important automotive award in the world. Being that the WCA is considered to be the highest regard automotive award program in the world, it does make sense that its highest honor would be the most important. Could the Audi Q5 really win it?
We’re not sure but it certainly has the potential. The only other two cars in the running for the top award are the Jaguar F-Pace and Volkswagen Tiguan. While those are great cars, especially the F-Pace, I actually do think that the Q5 is more deserving and that’s not even me being a homer. The new, second-generation Audi Q5 is an incredibly well-rounded car.
While the Jag is more exciting and the VW is considerably cheaper, the Q5 manages to pack impressive luxury, technology, practicality, dynamics and style into an affordable and popular package. The first-gen Q5 was one of Audi’s best-selling cars of all time and was the most popular luxury SUV in the world for a time. This new one is likely to continue on that legacy, as it’s better than its predecessor in every single way. The VW Tiguan is the more affordable option and the Jaguar F-Pace is the more dynamic, exciting and better looking option, the Audi Q5 blends both into one technologically impressive package. Oh, and it has the best cabin of the two. I’m not going to say it’s definitely going to win but, and I say this as objectively as possible, I think it really is the best car of the three. Could it win, absolutely.