Mazda MX-5 Recaro – front tracking
The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 has been crowned World Car of the Year 2016. At the ceremony during this year’s New York Motor Show, the two-seat roadster was gifted the overall gong by a panel of expert judges.
Audi R8 – sideways
The new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car was awarded Best Green Car, while the BMW 7 Series took the gong for Best Luxury Car. The Performance Car of the Year is the new Audi R8, which beat out the Mercedes-AMG C 63 and Honda Civic Type R .
Nominations for each category are given by a committee of automotive journalists from around the world. Previous winners include the Mercedes C-Class (2015), and the Audi A3 (2014).