The Women's World Car of the Year has been chosen

Can you guess which car took the number one spot?

Judging has been completed and the women have voted for the 2014 Women’s World Car of the Year.

Women motoring writers from 15 different countries have voted for their favourite cars in six categories. Judges vote on ten different criteria, which remain the same in each category. As expected, elements such as design and function, style and appeal, comfort, storage and drive quality were included. Other elements considered in the voting procedure (and ones that aren’t always found in other car awards) include the ‘wow’ factor, sex appeal and value-for-money, all of which the judges felt to be important to women car buyers. The supreme winner is the car that wins its particular category and collects the most overall points.

The Audi A3 saloon just nudged out the VW Golf Variant/Sportsvan for the Family Car award. The Audi S3 barely pipped the BMW M4 in the Sports Car category. The closest vote of all came in the SUV category with the Range Rover Sport inching slightly ahead of the Porsche Macan. The Budget Car and Green Car segments, however, produced clear winners.

Family Car: Audi A3 saloon
Sports Car: Audi S3
Luxury Car: Mercedes-Benz S-Class
SUV: Range Rover Sport
Budget Car: Honda Jazz
Green Car: Tesla Model S

And the 2014 Women’s World Car of the Year is…

Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

The top three cars overall were the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and Tesla Model S in that order.