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New Car Awards 2012

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

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