Best cars & vans

Britain’s best new cars

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 key 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 name our 2012 Car of the Year.

Read on as we honour the cream of the industry over the past 12 months...

The categories

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Large SUV of the Year 2021: SEAT Tarraco
SEAT Tarraco - header
SEAT Tarraco SUV

Large SUV of the Year 2021: SEAT Tarraco

The SEAT Tarraco is the Auto Express 2021 Large SUV of the Year with the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe commended
7 Jul 2021

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New 2021 Audi RS 3: 395bhp mega hatch priced from £50,900
Audi RS 3 Sportback - front
Audi RS3

New 2021 Audi RS 3: 395bhp mega hatch priced from £50,900

Full exterior and interior reveal for Audi RS 3, with aggressive styling and racy cabin to match strong performance
19 Jul 2021
New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range
Kia EV6 - front
Kia EV6

New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range

Kia reveals more specs for its bespoke electric car, with the EV6 offering long range and an 18-minute 80 per cent rapid recharge time
21 Jul 2021
New MG 5 EV 2021 review
MG 5 EV - front
MG MG5 Hatchback

New MG 5 EV 2021 review

The MG 5 EV has been updated with a bigger battery, meaning it now boasts a 250-mile range
21 Jul 2021