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Peugeot 308 picked World’s Best Car by the Women’s World Car of the Year

The Peugeot 308 was one of 65 candidates for the award

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The automotive journalists from the Women’s World Car of the Year have selected the Peugeot 308 as the World’s Best Car for 2022. A team of 56 automotive journalists from 40 countries tested and evaluated dozens of models for the annual award. The WWCOTY is the only international award consisting exclusively of women motoring journalists and was founded in 2009 by New Zealand broadcaster Sandy Myhre.

From the first round of voting the best cars in each category were chose from 65 contenders. The winners from the first were:

Peugeot 308, Best Urban Car

Kia Sportage, Best Family SUV

BMW iX, Best Large SUV

Ford Mach-E, Best Family Car

Audi e-Tron GT, Best Performance Car

Jeep Wrangler, Best 4×4

The finalists were then used as the basis for selecting the World’s Best Car 2022 and the Peugeot 308 was selected.

Peugeot, Peugeot 308 picked World’s Best Car by the Women’s World Car of the Year, ClassicCars.com Journal
Photo courtesy of Women’s World Car of the Year

“This year’s voting was closer than ever,” says Marta Garcia, executive president of WWCOTY. “The jurors had their work cut out for them because each of the candidates represented the best of their segment.”

In 2021 the WWCOTY selected the Land Rover Defender as the World’s Best Car.

“The aim of this unique award is to recognise the best cars of the year and to give a voice to women in the automotive world,” the WWCOTY said in a news release. “The voting criteria are based on the same principles that guide any driver when buying a car. It is not “the woman’s car” because such a concept does not exist, but a car for everyone. Aspects such as safety, quality, price, design, ease of driving and environmental footprint among others are taken into account when voting.”

David P. Castro
David P. Castro is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada. The Santa Rosa, California native resides in Phoenix with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

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