The World Car Awards normally are announced at the New York International Auto Show. However, with the show postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 awards were announced digitally, instead. More than 80 jurors from across the world came together to determine the best cars across five different categories. There were four winners.
Kia is the big winner, with wins for World Car of the Year with the Telluride SUV and Urban Car of the Year with the Soul EV. The new Porsche Taycan EV took home awards for the best luxury car and the best performance car. Mazda also had a strong year, with two of the three finalists for World Car of the Year and the Mazda 3 taking home World Car Design of the Year.