The Women's World Car of the Year is the only automotive awards group in the world made up exclusively of female automotive journalists.
The aim of this unique award is to recognize the best cars of the year and to give a voice to women in the automotive world.
The voting criteria are based on the same principles as those which guide any driver in the choice of a car.
Aspects such as safety, quality, price, design, ease of driving, benefits and environmental footprint, among others, are taken into account when voting.
This year, the new Peugeot 308 won all the votes at WWCOTY, vying with 65 other cars from around the world to be named the supreme winner.
The culmination of a year of testing, evaluation and voting on dozens of cars around the world was crowned at a private ceremony in the French capital, attended by Linda Jackson, who received the trophy on behalf of Peugeot.
WWCOTY Executive Chair Marta Garcia said, “This is a historic moment as it marks the first time in WWCOTY's thirteen-year history that the Supreme Winner has been awarded to a female-led brand.
To which Linda Jackson replied: “This award is a source of great pride for the entire Peugeot team.
I am delighted to see that women are playing an increasingly important role in our industry.
Thanks to this type of award, we know that we are heading in the right direction.
Cars eligible for this global award must be sold on at least two continents, even if they have different names.
All votes are verified by the law firm Grant Thornton.
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