2019 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The winners in all categories of Women’s World Car of the Year for 2019 have today been announced at the Dubai International Motor Show.
The Supreme Award for 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year goes to:
The unanimous decision was arrived at by 41 jury members from 34 different countries across five continents.
From Japan, Mr. Ayumu Doi, the General Manager Corporate Communications Division for Mazda Motor Corporation, said he was delighted with the award, “This model is resonating with a broader range of people than ever before, and Mazda aims to make a special bond with customers by offering products, technologies, and services that appeal to more people.”
Accepting the award on behalf of Mazda in Dubai was Dr. Axel Dreyer, CEO of Galadari Auto, Mazda Distributors for the United Arab Emirates.
Category winners for the 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year are:
Urban Car Award: Kia XCeed
Family Car Award: Mazda 3
Green Car Award: Kia Soul EV
Luxury Car: BMW 8 Series
Performance Car: Porsche 911
SUV/Crossover Range Rover Evoque
Two other awards from Women’s World Car of the Year were announced at the Dubai International Motor Show:
Holly Reich Dream Car Award. This award is named in honor of a jury member from New York who passed away in 2016 after battling cancer five times over 22 years. Reich wrote about lifestyle and design in luxury cars. Judges were asked to name the car they would love to own – if only they could.
The winner is:
Accepting the award on behalf of Porsche for winning both the Performance Car category and the Dream Car award was Dr. Manfred Braeunl, CEO, Porsche Middle East, and Africa FZE.
Other automotive executives accepting Women’s World Car of the Year Awards at the Dubai International Motor Show were:
Jimmy Chamata, Marketing Manager, Regional HQs of the Middle East & Africa, for Kia Motors Corporation for the Kia Soul EV winning the Green Car category and the Kia Xceed winning the Urban Car category.
Dr. Benjamin Trespe, Brand Director, Jaguar Land Rover for the Range Rover Evoque, winning the SUV/Crossover category.
Ayhan Olcer, CEO of AGMC BMW, accepted the award for the BMW 8 Series winning the Luxury Car Award.
Woman of Worth Award: This award was introduced in 2018. The finalists in this category were racing driver and television presenter, the late Jessi Combs, Mary Barra (CEO & Chairman of General Motors), and Linda Jackson (CEO) of Citroën.
The winner for 2019 is:
From France, Linda Jackson said she was honored, “Beyond my person, I believe that it rewards the success of Citroën’s renewal, which I have undertaken for the past five years with my teams, passionate women and men whom I would like to thank warmly. This prize is also theirs!
“This award also has a very special dimension for me in this year of Citroën’s Centenary. An exceptional year, including in terms of sales since we are the most fast-growing mainstream brand in Europe in the top 10 brands!
“So, I’m very proud to receive this award this year, and you can be sure that Citroën will continue to astonish you in 2020! Thank you very much again!
Accepting the award on behalf of Ms. Jackson, who couldn’t attend in Dubai was Emirati businesswoman and entrepreneur, Thoraya Al Awadhi.
Representing Woman’s World Car of the Year was CEO, Sandy Myhre, and Shereen Shabnam of Dubai, Editor in Chief Millennium Millionaire Group, Magazine Editor Trending Business Insights, Founder of All About Wheels and Lifestyle Writer for Madame Magazine.
Sandy Myhre said the activities for women at the Dubai International Motor Show were ground-breaking, “Creating time in a motor show specifically for women is a world first. Women’s World Car of the Year has never announced their results live from a motor show, so that’s innovative as well. To be able to interview women driving instructors from Saudi Arabia live on the stage is, of course, pioneering. The fact all these things are happening in Dubai in the UAE is highly symbolic,”
Women’s World Car of the Year 2019 Finalists: