Carbuyer car of the year winners revealed

Carbuyer car of the year revealed
3 Jan, 2014 1:03pm Chris Ebbs

Our sister site announces winners of Britain’s best new car awards for 2014

The new Hyundai i10 has been named car of the year for 2014 by our sister site It also took the award for Best City Car, receiving praise for its quality, refinement, style and value.

And Hyundai is celebrating a double award win, with the Santa Fe edging out competition such as Land Rover to land the Best Large SUV award.

Meanwhile, fellow Korean carmaker Kia scooped the Carbuyer Buyer’s Award prize for its standard seven-year warranty, which is celebrating its seventh year in 2014.

There was also success for BMW, which was came out on top in three categories.

The 3 Series was named the Best Executive Car for 2014, while the larger 5 Series took the prize for Best Large Executive Car. And the BMW i3 came out on top in the Best Hybrid/ Electric Car category.

Ford’s sales success in 2013 was reflected with the Ford Fiesta being awarded the Best Small Car title and the Fiesta ST came away with the Best Hot Hatch award.

Despite the massive success of British-built cars like the Nissan Qashqai and Ranger Rover Evoque, there was no room for any cars made in the UK on the list of winners.

For a full list of Carbuyer Car of the Year winners, see below:

• Car of the Year: Hyundai i10 
• Best City Car: Hyundai i10
• Best Small Car: Ford Fiesta  
• Best Hybrid / Electric Car: BMW i3
• Best Small SUV: Dacia Duster
• Best Large SUV: Hyundai Santa Fe 
• Best Family Car: SEAT Leon
• Best Large Family Car: Mazda 6 
• Best Estate Car: Skoda Octavia Estate 
• Best MPV: SEAT Alhambra
• Best Coupe: Toyota GT-86 
• Best Executive Car: BMW 3 Series  
• Best Large Executive Car: BMW 5 Series
• Best Hot Hatch: Ford Fiesta ST  
• Best Convertible: Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet  
• Best Luxury Car: Mercedes S-Class
• Buyer's Award: Kia seven-year warranty

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Carbuyer has the power to surprise readers year after year. They surprised me when they chose Hyundai i30 and this year i10 is another off-beat winner. All the other cars lead their segments too.
Seat Leon (albeit a worthy car) is a bit last year though. Mazda 3 may have been a more suitable choice for year 2014. Also good to see Carbuyer paying homage to Kia's industry leading warranty.

Crap list of crap cars for crap people!

Excellent contribution, that. You must be very proud of yourself.



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