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Auto Trader New Car Awards winners announced

The annual Auto Trader New Car Awards have taken place, with this year’s winners revealed at a fully-online presentation hosted by the company’s Editorial Director, Erin Baker, and YouTube Director, Rory Reid.

All winners were named following a vote by real car owners and drivers, giving the awards a high degree of value among manufacturers. In fact, more than 181,000 owners took part in this year’s judging process, which spanned more than six months, making it the largest and most comprehensive process to date for the awards.

The latest Volkswagen Golf was honoured for being the Best Car for Long Distances, while the sporty Mazda MX-5 RF took home the Most Fun Car to Drive award.

Elsewhere, the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class was named the Best Car for New Drivers, thanks to its premium cabin and sharp exterior looks, while the Kia Sorento once again proved its popularity with drivers who tow. It was named as this year’s Best Car for Towing.

The Volkswagen Amarok – VW’s versatile pick-up – stole the Best Utility Vehicle award, owing to its broad range of talents and muscular good looks, while the luxurious Audi S8 was named the Best Luxury Car by journalist and TV personality, Rory Reid, who also sensationally claimed that the S8 might well be “the best car in the world”.

Finally, in the Car Brand with the Best Tech award, Jaguar was named the winner, thanks to the cutting edge and highly intuitive infotainment technology present in vehicles across its line-up.

In full, this year’s Auto Trader New Car Award winners are:

  1. New Car of the Year: Tesla Model 3
  2. Best Car for Families: Volvo XC60
  3. Best Car for City Drivers: Nissan Qashqai
  4. Best Value New Car: Dacia Duster
  5. Best Car for Long Distances: Volkswagen Golf
  6. Most Fun Car to Drive: Mazda MX-5 RF
  7. Best Car for New Drivers: Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  8. Best Car for Dog Owners: Skoda Karoq
  9. Best 7-Seater: Volvo XC90
  10. Best Car for Towing: Kia Sorento
  11. Most Loved Car: BMW 3 Series
  12. Best Hybrid Car: Lexus NX 300h
  13. Best Electric Car: Tesla Model 3
  14. Most Loved Brand: Mini
  15. Most Reliable Brand: Skoda
  16. Best Utility Vehicle: Volkswagen Amarok
  17. Car Brand with the Best Tech: Jaguar
  18. Best Value Brand: MG
  19. Best luxury car / Rory Reid award: Audi S8

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Added: 02 July 2020

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