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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 [...]

24.02.2017

MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS CROWNED UK CAR OF THE YEAR

Krishan Bodhani, head of smart and product management, Mercedes-Benz Cars UK (right), with John Challen, director of UK Car of the Year Awards   Saloon adds overall award to Best Executive Car honour E-Class fought off competition from SEAT, Jaguar and Volvo Judges won over by car’s comfort, technology and driving experience UK Car of [...]

22.02.2017

UK CAR OF THE YEAR 2017 CATEGORY WINNERS REVEALED

  Cars from ten different manufacturers have been hailed best-in-class after the first round of voting in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2017, supported by Cox Automotive, whose UK brands include Manheim and Motors.co.uk. With the winners of the 12 categories now decided, the successful models go on to battle it out for [...]

01.03.2016

MAZDA MX-5 CLAIMS TITLE OF UK CAR OF THE YEAR 2016

  The Mazda MX-5 has emerged as the overall winner at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2016, which are supported by Cox Automotive – whose UK brands include Manheim and Motors.co.uk. Having triumphed in the Best Open Top Car of the Year category, the latest generation of the world’s best-selling sports car beat [...]

27.02.2015

BMW i8 NAMED UK CAR OF THE YEAR 2015

The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car has been crowned UK Car of the Year for 2015. Having fought off stiff competition to the title of Performance Car of the Year, the four-seat technological tour de force also won the overall vote. Launched in 2014, the UK Car of the Year Awards are judged by [...]

27.02.2015

The UKCOTY 2015 Winners: What the judges say

They’ve driven them, and voted for them. Now find out what the UK Car of the Year Awards judges have to say about this year’s triumphant vehicles.   City Car of the Year: Renault Twingo “Compact on the outside and big on the inside, the Twingo uses clever packaging to be a simple, stylish supermini.” Alisdair [...]

28.02.2014

UKCOTY 2014 winners – verdicts from the judges

  The panel of judges on the UK Car of the Year Awards 2014 are not expected to drive every single model that is released within a given 12-month period, but each has an extensive knowledge of the different sectors. As a result they are in a position to decide which models stand out from [...]

28.02.2014

BMW i3 CROWNED UK CAR OF THE YEAR 2014

    The BMW i3 has lifted the top prize at the first-ever UK Car of the Year Awards. It triumphed in the Best Supermini category before the new BMW went on to scoop the title of UK Car of the Year 2014. The awards, which include 11 categories and one overall prize, are voted [...]

27.02.2014

UK Car of the Year Awards 2014 set to be revealed

The winners of the all-new UK Car of the Year Awards will be announced on 28 February. Eleven categories and one overall victor are decided by a 27-strong panel of the most respected motoring journalists in the UK. Each is an expert in their field, to ensure UK consumers get the best advice possible, whichever [...]

01.05.2013

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

It’s the 1st of May already, which means we are nearly half way through 2013. For the UK Car of the Year Awards, this date signifies three years since the first seed related to UKCOTY was planted. It was the day that we realised the idea of a cross-publication, independent set of awards, honouring the [...]