The Ford Mustang Mach-E has accumulated quite a few awards over the past several months, including Car and Driver‘s 2021 EV of the Year, a Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award, a 2021 Wards 10 Best UX award, and a 2022 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award. The Mach-E was also recently named a finalist for the 2022 World Car of the Year, along with the Audi Q4 e-tron, Cupra Formentor, Genesis G70, Honda Civic, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Hyundai Tucson, Kia EV6, Lexus NX, and the Toyota GR86/Subaru BRZ. Now, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has made it to the next step in that process by landing a top-three finalist spot for that distinction.
The Mach-E will be competing with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 for the right to be crowned 2022 World Car of the Year. To qualify for that honor, vehicles must be produced in volumes of at least 10,000 units per year, priced below luxury car levels in their primary market, and must be on sale in at least two major markets including the U.S., China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, and Latin America, or at least two separate continents between the dates of January 1st, 2021, and March 31st, 2022.
Over 100 jurors have teamed up to pick this year’s World Car of the Year winner, and each of those individuals has test-driven and evaluated all of the contenders. Jurors have already narrowed down this year’s large number of entries twice, and now, the winner will be revealed at this year’s New York International Auto Show on April 13th, 2022.
“We are proud to be part of the most important automotive awards program on the planet and are looking forward to coming back this spring and announcing the winners live at the Auto Show in April,” said Mark Schienberg, New York Auto Show President. “While the last two years have been challenging for everyone, car buyers are ready to come out and experience all the amazing new vehicles and technologies the industry has to offer. Congratulations and best of luck to all the finalists!”