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08.03.2021

TOYOTA GR YARIS POWERS TO 
UK CAR OF THE YEAR 2021 GLORY

The Toyota GR Yaris has fought off challenges from Land Rover’s Defender, the Ford Puma and Volkswagen’s electric ID.3 to claim the title of UK Car of the Year 2021. Bucking the trend of EVs taking top spot – the previous two UKCOTY winners were the Tesla Model 3 and the Jaguar I-PACE  – the [...]

01.03.2021

UK CAR OF THE YEAR 2021 CATEGORY WINNERS REVEALED

The first round of voting in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2021 concluded with honours for nine different automotive brands. Winning two awards were Ford – recognised for its Puma and Kuga models in the Best Small Crossover and Best Medium Crossover categories respectively – and Škoda. The Czech manufacturer’s Octavia model emerged victorious [...]

28.02.2020

TESLA MODEL 3 WINS UK CAR OF THE YEAR 2020

Tesla’s Model 3 has been crowned UK Car of the Year 2020, making it back-to-back wins for electric vehicles at the awards following the Jaguar I-PACE’s victory in 2019. After emerging triumphant as Best Executive car when the category winners were announced on 12th February, the Tesla battled it out against eight other new cars [...]

12.02.2020

UK CAR OF THE YEAR CATEGORY CHAMPIONS UNVEILED

With nine categories up for grabs in 2020, the UK Car of the Year Awards had eight different manufacturers emerging victorious after the first round of voting. Taking the top spot in two categories, Porsche won the judges over with its petrol and electric powertrains. The 911 was voted Best Cabriolet – a title the [...]

01.03.2019

JAGUAR I-PACE – WHAT THE JUDGES SAY

  “Jaguar’s I-Pace gives executives good reason to switch to electric mobility, packaging a long-range battery and powerful drivetrain into a sporty SUV body. It’s an electric car that appeals to both head and heart.” Alex Grant “As vehicle manufacturers take electric vehicles more seriously, Jaguar is leading the pack with I-PACE, which offers fantastic range [...]

01.03.2019

JAGUAR I-PACE NAMED UK CAR OF THE YEAR 2019

Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover MD (right), with John Challen, director of UK Car of the Year Awards Second award for Jaguar’s EV after winning Best Executive category Eclectic mixture of vehicles in the top three positions Judges wowed by I-PACE battery range, performance and practicality  UK Car of the Year Awards now into their [...]

11.02.2019

BREADTH OF QUALITY RECOGNISED IN AUTO INDUSTRY

Now into their sixth year, the UK Car of the Year Awards have this year recognised 11 different manufacturers as class leaders across 12 different categories. The judging panel – which has expanded in 2019 from 27 to 29 members – voted in a wide range of vehicle classes from Best Supermini to Best Performance, [...]

23.02.2018

Volvo XC60 triumphant at UK Car of the Year Awards

Jon Wakefield, managing director at Volvo Car UK (right), with John Challen, director of UK Car of the Year Awards Overall honour follows win in Best Medium Crossover category Volvo triumphs over Skoda in ‘clash of the crossovers’ XC60 praised for its refinement, build quality and driving dynamics UK Car of the Year Awards now [...]

10.01.2018

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY SHOWS ITS STRENGTH IN DEPTH

A total of 12 different automotive manufacturers have been recognised as best-in-class following the first round of voting for the UK Car of the Year Awards 2018, which are supported by Cox Automotive – whose UK brands include Manheim and Motors.co.uk. The number of categories this year has been expanded to 13, ranging from Best [...]

24.02.2017

Mercedes-Benz E-Class: What the judges say

The UK Car of the Year 2017 has a lot of fans on the Awards panel. Here are a selection of the thoughts from those who voted for it: “Sets new standards for tech and comfort.” Oliver Marriage “Class, comfort and quality with a good range of engines.” Paul Hudson “An understated champion in a [...]

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