What Car? Announce 2019 Winners

A number of our brands have won in the 2019 edition of What Car?’s Car of the Year annual awards, with several new and exciting models winning in their respective vehicle category.

Highlights include:

The not yet released Kia e-Niro winning overall car of the year and electric car of the year award, the SEAT Arona 1.0 TSI 95 SE Technology winning best overall small SUV and the Audi A1 Sportback 30 TFSI Sport winning the best small car over £20,000. Other winners include Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover and Jaguar winning in their sub-categories whilst missing out on the overall accolade.

The full list of JCT600-associated winners is as follows, tempted to upgrade? Browse the new models:

  • Car of the year 2019 - Kia e-Niro
  • Best city car overall – Kia Picanto 1.25 ‘3’
  • Best small car overall – Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI 95 SE
  • Best small car over £20,000 – Audi A1 Sportback 30 TFSI Sport
  • Best family car under £20,000 – Kia Ceed 1.0 T-GDi 118 2
  • Best family car over £28,000 – Mercedes-Benz A-Class A250 AMG Line
  • Best small SUV overall – SEAT Arona 1.0 TSI 95 SE Technology
  • Best small SUV more than £20,000 – Volkswagen T-Roc 1.5 TSI Evo Design
  • Best large SUV overall – Peugeot 5008 Puretech 130 Allure
  • Best large SUV less than £28,000 - Mazda CX-5 2.0 Skyactiv-G 165 2WD SE-L Nav+
  • Best large SUV more than £35,000 – Audi Q5 40 TDI quattro Sport
  • Luxury SUV overall – Audi Q7 45 TDI quattro S Line
  • Luxury SUV £60,000-£100,000 – Land Rover Discovery SDV6 HSE Luxury
  • Luxury SUV over £100,000 – Bentley Bentayga
  • Sports SUV overall winner less than £40,000 - Cupra Ateca 300
  • Sports SUV £40,000-£60,000 - BMW X3 M40i
  • Best MPV £20,000-£30,000 – Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI 115 SE
  • Best estate car over £30,000 – BMW 5 Series Touring 520d SE 
  • Convertible overall – Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet S560 AMG Line
  • Convertible less than £25,000  – Mini Convertible Cooper Classic Comfort/Navigation
  • Convertible £25,000 - £35,000 – Audi A3 Cabriolet 35 TFSI Sport
  • Coupe overall – Audi A5 Coupe 40 TFSI Sport
  • Coupe less than £30,000 - BMW 2 Series 218i Sport
  • Coupe over £50,000 – Aston Martin DB11 V8
  • Sports car less than £30,000 – Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Nav+
  • Performance car more than £80,000 - Mercedes-AMG E-Class Estate E63 S 4Matic+
  • Electric overall - Kia e-Niro
  • Electric more than £60,000 - Jaguar I-Pace EV400 S
  • Plug-in hybrid car £30,000-£50,000 - BWM 5 Series 530e SE
  • Executive car overall – BMW 3 Series 320d Sport auto
  • Executive car £25,000-£30,000 - Audi A3 Saloon 35 TFSI Sport
  • Luxury car overall – BMW 5 Series 520d SE
  • Luxury car £40,000-£60,000 – BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo 630d SE
  • Luxury car over £60,000 – Audi A8 50 TDI quattro Long Wheelbase
  • Pick-up overall - Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 TDI BMT 204 4Motion Trendline auto
  • Reader award 2nd place - Vauxhall Corsa (to be released)
  • Reader award 3rd place – Volkswagen Golf (to be released)
  • Car safety winner - Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • Car safety finalist – Audi Q3
  • Car technology finalist - Audi virtual door mirrors
  • Car technology finalist – Mazda Skyactiv-X 

For more information on these and many other makes and models available, contact your nearest JCT600 centre or browse our in stock and latest new car offers.

Added: 28 January 2019

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