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 type of car they are considering.
Among the skilled jurors are Top Gear’s Tom Ford, Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers, Ken Gibson from The Sun and Richard Bremner. The UK Car of the Year Awards are the most comprehensive and authoritative because the judges come from all over the UK, to reflect the different demands of British car buyers.
The UK Car of the Year Awards categories are: Best Supermini; Best Small Hatch; Best Family Car; Best Executive Car; Best Luxury Car; Best Estate Car; Best MPV; Best 4×4; Best Coup?; Best Open Top Car; and Best Performance Car
Managing director of UK Car of the Year Awards, and Editor of ukcoty.co.uk, John Challen commented: “With more than 100 vehicles in the shortlisted categories, there is a lot of competition and some difficult decisions have to be made. By announcing the winners just before a crucial change of registration is due on 1 March, we offer a great deal of advice to consumers on what the best car is for them and their needs.”
Challen added the outlets of the jury members cover the whole spectrum of the automotive industry. He said: “The panel represents every consumer from fleet customers to those towing a caravan, performance enthusiasts and those on a tight budget. It is essential that car-buyers can make an informed opinion when purchasing a new model, and this is what UKCOTY provides.”