This week the people in charge of deciding the 2016 World Car of the Year awards released the official list of nominees for the coveted distinction. General Motors appears a few times, with cars on both the World Car of the Year and World Performance Car of the Year ballots, but one of its new vehicles is strangely absent from the list of potential World Luxury Car of the Year winners.
The WCOTY nominees comprise of the BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XF, Infiniti Q30, Bentley Mulsanne Speed, Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 and Mercedes-Benz GLE. The Cadillac CT6 is strangely absent from the list, though it does appear on the list of nominees for World Car of the Year.
Maybe the jurors think the Cadillac CT6 is more than just a good luxury car. If they are confident it could be in the running for the more coveted WCOTY distinction, it would make sense to leave it out of the running for WLCOTY. Last year the jury put the Mercedes-Benz C-Class on the WCOTY nominees list instead of WLCOTY and it ended up winning, so it’s not outside the realm of possibility.
We’ll have to wait until the 2016 New York International Auto Show is closer to know whether the CT6 has a true shot at taking home the WCOTY award. For now, you can check out the list of World Luxury Car of the Year nominees here, and World Car of the Year nominees here.