The world's biggest car awards for 2010 -- models compete on styling, fuel efficiency

Waiting to see what's hot before buying a new car? This year's biggest car awards are spread throughout the next year. 

2010 North American Car of the Year
January 2010
Detroit, USA
Fifteen cars are shortlisted for this award, due to be presented at the North American International Auto Show, which kicks off on January 11. The jury is composed of 50 automotive journalists, writers and broadcasters from across the US and Canada.
http://www.northamericancaroftheyear.org

2010 World Car of the Year
April 1, 2010
New York, USA
Finalists are announced in March 2010 across all categories, chosen by a volunteer jury of close to 50 distinguished automotive journalists representing the world's most significant automotive outlets. Participating regions include: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States
http://www.wcoty.com/

2010-2011 Japan Car of the Year
Expected October 2010
Chiba, Japan
Japan's Car of the Year has previously been announced at the Tokyo Motor Show in October; details of the 42nd annual event will be announced by organizers in spring 2010.
http://www.jcoty.org/

2011 European Car of the Year
Expected November 2010
Europe
The European Car of the Year has been announced in November for the last eight years. The Jury for the Car of the Year 2010 consisted of 59 members, representing 23 European countries.
http://www.caroftheyear.org/

2011 International Car of the Year
Expected December 2010
Los Angeles, USA
The 2010 award was presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show for the first time this year, after 13 years of being presented at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. 2011's award may also be announced in December 2010 at Los Angeles. The ICOTY awards are unique, honoring new vehicles based on the emotional connection between car and consumer.
http://www.roadandtravel.com/awards/index.htm

2011 Green Car of the Year
Expected December 2010
Los Angeles, USA
Green Car of the Year is traditionally announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, renowned for showcasing green and future car technology. The 2010 Award was presented in December 2009 - further details to follow but expect the 2011 awards to follow the same pattern.
http://www.greencar.com/

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