Electric cars dominate 2024 UK Car of the Year winners

The category winners for the UK Car of the Year 2024 Awards have been announced with electric cars dominating. Of the seven category winners, five are electric cars.

Each category is represented by a different manufacturer, with new electric car company Fisker appearing for the first time.

The Fisker Ocean is the winner in the Medium Crossover Class, while the also-electric Volvo EX30 is the winner of the Small Crossover prize.

And with the Kia EV9 winning Large Crossover of the Year, it was an all-electric array for the 2024 crossover awards.

The other EVs in the running are the BMW i5, which has won the Executive Car class, and the Hyundai Ioniq 6, which is top Family Car.

Outside the world of pure electric motors, the Renault Clio was named best Small Car, while the Honda Civic Type R took the Performance Car prize.

All models are now in the running for the overall UK Car of the Year gong, which last year was won by the MG4 EV

The UK Car of the Year Awards continue to be run in association with heycar, which has supported the awards since 2022.

"Another year with an excellent range of models, from a variety of manufacturers, winning at the UK Car of the Year Awards and getting the recognition they deserve," says heycar CEO Karen Hilton. "It’s especially great to see so many electric vehicles take the win."

Celebrating 10 years in 2024, the UK Car of the Year Awards now has the biggest-ever judging panel, made up of 30 motoring journalists based all over the UK.

And what about the overall UK Car of the Year 2024? That will be named on Friday 8 March – place your bets now as to which car will win it...

UK Car of the Year Awards 2024 category winners

  • Small Car: Renault Clio
  • Family Car: Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • Small Crossover: Volvo EX30
  • Medium Crossover: Fisker Ocean
  • Large Crossover: Kia EV9
  • Executive Car: BMW i5
  • Performance Car: Honda Civic Type R
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Do you think EV's are here to stay and will the high repair costs plus insurance make them unaffordable for the masses? Also have designers lost the will to live as the front of vehicles look like sardine tins and extremely horrible?
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