In addition to three of its new products showing up on the World Performance Car of the Year list of nominees, two more General Motors products have appeared on the ballot for the World Car of the Year. Both the high-end Cadillac CT6 and the more pedestrian Chevrolet Malibu have a shot at taking home this year’s WCOTY award, but with a strong list of nominees, it will be no easy task.
Last year’s WCOTY was the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, which received points for its aluminum/steel hybrid platform, updated line of powertrains, luxuriousness, safety, ride and handling. The CT6 covers those bases, but so do other all-new luxury offerings on the ballot like the Jaguar XE and Audi A4.
Like last year’s winner, the new Malibu also boasts a new lighter platform, an updated (and economical) line of powertrains, additional space and luxuriousness over the outgoing model and improved safety. Many have still yet to climb behind the wheel, but we’ll know what kind of effect these improvements have had on the Malibu if it performs well in WCOTY tests.
Click here to see the entire list of eligible WCOTY cars before the list is dwindled down to three contestants ahead of the 2016 New York International Auto Show in March.