The best cars available to buy in 2017

The best cars available to buy in 2017

28 awards were up for grabs, but who came out on top?

The best cars in the world donned their oversized tuxedos and daring dresses and made their way awkwardly down the red carpet earlier this year.

OK, that bit didn’t really happen, but it’s a fantastic image. And talking of all-things-fantastic, we have the Auto Express New Car Awards 2017 winners!

From ‘Pick-up of the Year’ to the coveted ‘Car of the Year’, here’s a look at all the winners:

  • Car of the Year: Land Rover Discovery
  • City Car of the Year: Volkswagen up!
  • Supermini of the Year: SEAT Ibiza
  • Compact Family Car of the Year: Volkswagen Golf
  • Family Car of the Year: Skoda Superb
  • Estate Car of the Year: Skoda Octavia Estate
  • MPV of the Year: Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
  • Small SUV of the Year: Citroen C4 Cactus
  • Mid-size SUV of the Year: Peugeot 3008
  • Large SUV of the Year: Skoda Kodiaq
  • Premium SUV of the Year: Volvo XC60
  • Large Premium SUV of the Year: Land Rover Discovery
  • Pick-up of the Year: Mitsubishi L200
  • Hot Hatch of the Year: Honda Civic Type R
  • Coupe of the Year: Audi A5 Coupe
  • Convertible of the Year: Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet
  • Roadster of the Year: Mazda MX-5 RF
  • Performance Car of the Year: Porsche 911 GT3
  • Compact Executive Car of the Year: Jaguar XE
  • Executive Car of the Year: BMW 5 Series
  • Luxury Car of the Year: Mercedes S-Class
  • Van of the Year: Volkswagen Crafter
  • Electric Car of the Year: BMW i3
  • Technology Award: BMW (electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles and semi-autonomous systems)
  • Car Advertising Campaign of the Year: Skoda (‘Driven by Something Different’)
  • Social Media Campaign of the Year: BMW (‘Genius – Live’)
  • Design Award: Jaguar I-Pace
  • Driver Power Award: Lexus

The big winner was the incredible Land Rover Discovery, which according to Auto Express “pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in the premium SUV sector, providing additional technology, a cosseting cabin with more than enough space for seven, sophistication and a level of comfort that’s unmatched at this price”.

It was a good year for Skoda and BMW, who each took home four awards, with Volkswagen close behind with three.

Visit the Auto Express website to find out more about all the winners.

This wasn’t the first big awards show of the year. Find out which car products took home the big prizes at this year’s Honest John Awards.

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