UK Car of the Year winners announced

Published 10 January 2018

The UK Car of the Year Awards for 2018 have been announced with the Skoda Kodiaq winning the best large crossover awards and the Peugeot 3008 awarded best family car.

The categories cover everything from the best supermini to the top luxury car. So which models were knocked off their perennial perches and which newcomers made a splash this year?

The final UK Car of the Year will be chosen from the 13 category winners and will be announced on the 23 February.

BMW was the only manufacturer to pick up more than one award as the 5 Series scooped the top honour in the Best Executive category, while the Touring version was named Best Estate.

Peugeot and Lexus picked up their first category wins as the 3008 was named Best Family car and the LC won the Best Coupe class (in fact, the LC was one of our favourite cars to drive last year). Mazda – overall winner in 2016 with the MX-5 – triumphed with the folding hard-top MX-5 RF to win Best Cabriolet.

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There was a strong performance from the Volkswagen Group, with honours for SEAT, Volkswagen and Skoda. In the Best Supermini category, the SEAT Ibiza triumphed and the latest generation of the Volkswagen Golf was voted Best Small Hatch.

The Skoda Kodiaq took home the Best Large Crossover title, while Volvo’s XC60 was named Best Medium Crossover. Best Small Crossover was awarded to Citroen’s fun, frugal and oh so French, C3 Aircross.

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There was a first win for Kia. The Stinger saw off stiff competition from many highly regarded names to take the Best Performance crown, while Hyundai's i30 N prevailed in the new Best Hot Hatch category.

The UK Car of the Year Awards are voted for by a panel of 27 leading motoring journalists, including our very own David Ross, who asked us to mention that he was a judge but not to make it a big deal...

Best Supermini – SEAT Ibiza

Best Small Hatch – Volkswagen Golf

Best Family – Peugeot 3008

Best Executive – BMW 5 Series

Best Luxury – Rolls-Royce Phantom

Best Estate – BMW 5 Series Touring

Best Small Crossover – Citroën C3 Aircross

Best Medium Crossover – Volvo XC60

Best Large Crossover – Skoda Kodiaq

Best Coupe – Lexus LC

Best Cabriolet – Mazda MX-5 RF

Best Hot Hatch – Hyundai i30 N

Best Performance – Kia Stinger

Let us know what cars you think should've taken home a crown in the comments.


elscint    on 29 January 2018

And best small car??? Eg up,i10, Aygo etc

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