Almost a year ago I was honoured to be approached to be part of the judging team for a new awards that was being set up called UK Car of the Year.
Unlike other car awards which are usually run and organised by single magazines, the UK Car of the Year awards are voted for by a host of UK motoring journalists covering an amazingly broad spectrum of titles. Listing them all would take too long, but for example the journalists work for publications such as Top Gear and The Sun through to BusinessCar and Practical Caravan.
And it’s this depth of knowledge and breadth of experience that puts the value in the UK Coty awards.
As a result, the winning cars and their manufacturers can be truly proud of their achievements.
For my part, I think the overall winning car, the BMW i3, is a remarkable machine and a deserving winner showing that you don’t need to make sacrifices either in a small car, or on the route to cleaner motoring.
The full list of UK Car of the Year category winners:
Best Supermini – BMW i3
Best Small Hatch – Audi A3
Best Family Car – Skoda Octavia
Best Executive Car – BMW 5-series
Best Luxury Car – Mercedes-Benz S-class
Best Estate Car – Skoda Octavia estate
Best MPV – Citroen C4 Grand Picasso
Best 4×4 – Range Rover Sport
Best Coupe – Porsche Cayman
Best Open Top Car – Jaguar F-type
Best Performance Car – Ford Fiesta ST
And for more information about the awards, see the UK Car of the Year website.