It’s always a hotly-contested competition to see which car will take top honours at the World Car of the Year awards next month.
As always, the practical cars lead the way, with Mazda 3, Mazda CX-30, and Kia Telluride all in the running for the title.
However, you can bet on four categories in total; including Luxury Car of the Year, Performance Car of the Year, and Urban Car of the Year.
World Car of the Year Betting Tips
2020 World Car of the Year Betting Tips
We weren’t surprised to see the Mazda 3 heading the market for 2020 World Car of the Year.
It’s a combination of style and comfort, so it is always going to be tough to beat. The current market favourite ($2.30 at BetEasy) is looking to get Mazda back in the limelight.
It was only in 2016 when the hugely popular Mazda MX-5 won World Car of the Year. Since then, honours have gone to Jaguar (twice) and Volvo.
The award will either go to Mazda or Kia this season, with the Mazda CX-30 entering the fray. It’s a four-door SUV, which combines the best of both worlds.
You could drive it in the countryside, and you wouldn’t look out of place driving it in the city. It’s a little clunky for our liking, which is why we’re leaning towards the Mazda 3.
An interesting finalist is the Kia Telluride. It looks more like a cross between a Range Rover and a tank, so we can’t see it winning.
They’re not cheap, retailing around $60,000, which is more than the Mazda’s. It can seat up to eight people, but it would be a shock win.
Below is the 2020 World Car of the Year market.
- Mazda 3 – $2.30 @ BetEasy.com.au
- Mazda CX-30 – $2.60
- Kia Telluride – $3.50
Stick with the Mazda 3. It’s the best car of the three and judges should recognise that.
2020 Luxury Car of the Year Betting Tips
There is a crossover with this category and Performance Car of the Year. Both the Porsche Taycan and Porsche 911 are nominated for both, which comes as no surprise to Porsche lovers.
The current favourite for this market is the Mercedez-Benz EQC ($2), which is no doubt a luxury car, but not our pick to win.
Porsche continue to release dream cars, but no one saw that Porsche Taycan coming. It combines the speed and style of the 911 Turbo, with the class and elegance of the Cayenne.
What’s the end result? A slightly longer 911, which comes with four doors – something you never see in a couple model of Porsche.
Punters are getting $2.40 @ BetEasy for the Taycan to win, and that’s overs in our opinion.
2020 Performance Car of the Year Betting Tips
Surprisingly, the Porsche Taycan is shorter in the betting than the 911, but that’s good news for punters.
The 911 is the ultimate performance car of this generation. It has the speed of a supercar, and the handling of, well… a Porsche.
A dream car for many car enthusiasts, the Porsche 911 deserves its time in the sun. It should be able to hold out the Cayman, with the Porsche 718 Spyder rounding out the nominations.
As a Porsche fan, we’re happy to see all three nominees coming from the same manufacturer. Not everything was going right for the German company, but they have rebounded nicely.
Performance Car of the Year is a celebration of Porsche, but go with the 911 ($2.60 at BetEasy) as the top pick.
2020 Urban Car of the Year Betting Tips
It’s not the most thrilling category, but there is value in the Urban Car of the Year market.
It comes as no surprise to see electric cars dominating this market. The Mini Electric is the favourite at $2.25, but we like the chances of the Kia Soul EV.
Kia is an in-vogue brand, compared to Mini. They’re more likely to get favourable votes because of their history, so take the $2.60 at BetEasy.com.au.
Rounding out the category is the Volkswagen T-Cross, but with Volkswagen’s recent recall troubles, we’ll overlook the T-Cross as a winning hope.