Auto Express New Car Awards 2015: the winners
The winners of the 2015 Auto Express New Car Awards have been announced
The past 12 months have been among the busiest and most exciting ever when it comes to new cars. From city cars to supercars, there has been an onslaught of new arrivals to tempt buyers into showrooms.
Once again our team of experienced road testers has run the rule over every newcomer, testing more than 300 new models over the past year. And over these pages we celebrate the best of the best, as we name the standout performers in our annual New Car Awards in association with Warrantywise.
For the New Car Awards 2015 we took the winners to the Rockingham race track in Northants, one of the UK’s most exciting circuits, for our celebratory COTY photoshoot and the fantastic images that resulted can be seen in the galleries attached to each individual category page.
On this page you can discover the best cars in each of our awards categories and the overall winner of the Auto Express Car of the Year title for 2015. You'll also find special awards for the Car Design of the Year (sponsored by Lister cars) and the Car Advertising Campaign of the Year that were voted for by Auto Express readers.
There's a special award for the best car brand on Social Media and one for the best in-car technology innovation. Finally, we celebrate the best performers in the 2015 instalment of our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey and admit two new entrants to the Auto Express Hall of Fame.
As we've said, it's been an incredible 12 months in the world of new cars and we're delighted to be able to celebrate the pick of the achievements with our 2015 New Car Awards.
Just click the links below or at the top left of this page to discover the winner and commended cars in each New Car Awards category...
Auto Express New Car Awards 2015
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- 1Introduction - currently readingThe winners of the 2015 Auto Express New Car Awards have been announced
- 2Car of the Year 201512 years since the first generation model took the crown, the new Volvo XC90 is the 2015 Auto Express Car of the Year
- 3City car of the year 2015The Skoda Citigo is the 2015 Auto Express City Car of the Year, with the Hyundai i10 and Renault Twingo commended
- 4Supermini of the Year 2015The Volkswagen Polo is the 2015 Auto Express Supermini of the Year, with the Mazda 2 and Skoda Fabia commended
- 5Premium small Car of the Year 2015The Mini Cooper is the 2015 Auto Express Premium Small Car of the Year, with the Audi A1 and Citroen DS3 commended
- 6Compact family Car of the Year 2015The SEAT Leon is the 2015 Auto Express Compact Family Car of the Year, with the MINI 5dr and Skoda Octavia commended
- 7Family Car of the Year 2015The Skoda Superb is the 2015 Auto Express Family Car of the Year, with the Mazda 6 and Volkswagen Passat commended
- 8Estate Car of the Year 2015The Volkswagen Passat Estate is the 2015 Auto Express Estate Car of the Year, with the SEAT Leon ST and Skoda Octavia Estate commended
- 9MPV of the Year 2015The Citroen Grand C4 Picasso is the 2015 Auto Express MPV of the Year, with the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and SEAT Alhambra commended
- 10Crossover of the Year 2015The Nissan Qashqai is the 2015 Auto Express Crossover of the Year, with the Citroen C4 Cactus and Mazda CX-3 commended
- 11Compact SUV of the Year 2015The Land Rover Discovery Sport is the 2015 Auto Express Compact SUV of the Year, with the Dacia Duster and Porsche Macan commended
- 12Large SUV of the Year 2015The Volvo XC90 is the 2015 Auto Express Large SUV of the Year, with the Kia Sorento and Range Rover Sport commended
- 13Pick-Up Truck of the Year 2015The Mitsubishi L200 is the 2015 Auto Express Pick-Up Truck of the Year, with the Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok commended
- 14Hot Hatch of the Year 2015The SEAT Leon Cupra is the 2015 Auto Express Hot Hatch of the Year, with the Fiesta ST and Volkswagen Golf GTI commended
- 15Convertible of the Year 2015The Audi A3 Cabriolet is the 2015 Auto Express Convertible of the Year, with the BMW 4 Series and Porsche 911 Convertible commended