New Car Awards 2012

26 Jun, 2012 11:45pm

The awards everyone wants to win are back, as we name the finest models in 18 categories and crown our Car of the Year for 2012

It's been a fantastic year for new cars, and we're celebrating the very best on sale in our prestigious annual New Car Awards.
 
Today’s models are better to drive, more efficient and greater value than ever, and our awards highlight the top buys in 18 categories, from city cars to luxury cars.
 
We also hand out seven special prizes including, for the first time, a Safety Award. And of course, we've also named our 2012 Car of the Year.
 
For the full story on all the winners and runners-up, pick up a copy of the Awards Special Issue of Auto Express, on sale 27 June 2012.
 
The winners
 
City Car: Skoda Citigo
 
Commended: Fiat Panda and Hyundai i10
 
Supermini: Peugeot 208
 
Commended: Audi A1 and Ford Fiesta
 
Compact Family Car: BMW 1 Series
 
Commended: Kia Cee'd and Volkswagen Golf
 
Family Car: Skoda Superb
 
Commended: Ford Mondeo and Kia Optima
 
Five-Seat MPV: Ford C-MAX
 
Commended: Honda Jazz and Hyundai ix20
 
Seven-Seat MPV: SEAT Alhambra
 
Commended: Chevrolet Orlando and Ford S-MAX
 
Estate Car: Skoda Superb Estate
 
Commended: Audi A6 Avant and Hyundai i40 Tourer
 
Crossover: Mazda CX-5
 
Commended: Audi Q3 and Skoda Yeti
 
Compact SUV: Range Rover Evoque
 
Commended: Land Rover Freelander 2 and BMW X3
 
Large SUV: Land Rover Discovery
 
Commended: Hyundai Santa Fe and Porsche Cayenne
 
Hot Hatch: Ford Focus ST
 
Commended: Renault Megane Renaultsport 265 Cup and Suzuki Swift Sport
 
Convertible: Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet
 
Commended: Audi A5 Cabriolet and Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
 
Coupe: Peugeot RCZ
 
Commended: Audi TT and Bentley Continental GT V8
 
Roadster: Porsche Boxster
 
Commended: BMW Z4 and Mazda MX-5
 
Pick-up: Volkswagen Amarok
 
Commended: Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux
 
Compact Executive Car: BMW 3 Series
 
Commended: Audi A5 Sportback and Citroen DS5
 
Executive Car: BMW 5 Series
 
Commended: Audi A6 and Mercedes CLS
 
Luxury Car: Mercedes S-Class
 
Commended: Bentley Mulsanne and Range Rover
 
Performance Car of the Year: Ferrari 458 Italia
 
Green Award: Vauxhall Ampera
 
Design Award: Jaguar C-X16
 
Driver Power Award: Skoda
 
Safety Award: Prince Michael of Kent
 
Auto Express Hall of Fame: Andy Palmer
 
Car of the Year: Skoda Citigo