According to our friends over at Winding Road, MINI has made the cut!

>Following up from the quarter-finalists announcement in January, now the 44 international judges that make up the World Car of the Year awards jury have let out their top-three lists in the categories Green Car, Car Design, Performance Car, and the overall World Car of the Year for the 2007 model year. The winners are to be announced at the awards ceremony held at the New York Auto Show on the morning of April 5.

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