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Finalists for World Car of the Year awards announced

The three finalists for the World Car of the Year awards have been announced at the Geneva Motor Show.

From a short list of ten vehicles, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Toyota Prius and the Volkswagen Polo have been selected as finalists for the prestigious award, due to be presented on April 1 at the New York International Auto Show.

The finalists were selected and voted on by the 59-strong international jury panel comprised of automotive journalists from 25 countries.

The panel also released the finalists for the 2010 World Performance Car award as the Audi R8 V10, the Ferrari California and the Porsche 911 GT3.

Website: http://www.wcoty.com