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UK Car of the Year 2017 Category Winners Revealed

Winning Model to be Announced in February

The first round of voting has taken place for the UK Car of the Year 2017 and the category winners will now go up against each other to take the overall title.

Renault ScénicRenault Scénic

Taking the top spot in the Best Small Hatch class was the new Hyundai Ioniq model, the manufacturer also taking their first win at the awards, along with Toyota, who won Best Family Car with the latest Prius, the Renault Scenic/Grand Scenic taking the Best MPV award and Seat’s new Ateca awarded Best Crossover.

SEAT AtecaSEAT Ateca

With BMW winning in 2014 and 2015 with the i3 and then the i8, its rival German manufacturers will be looking to take the top spot, Porsche swept aside the opposition to win the Best Coupe and Best Sports Car with the 718 Cayman and Boxster.

Mercedes-Benz also took two awards with the E-Class winning Best Executive Car and the Best Cabriolet going to the S-Class Cabriolet.

Mercedes E-classMercedes E-class

Jaguar’s long-awaited F-Pace took the top spot in the Large Crossover category, while Volvo’s V90 was judged to be the Best Estate Car.  Best Luxury Car was won again by Rolls-Royce, this time with the Dawn, while Ford was up against some tough competition in the Best Performance Car category, but took the honours with the Focus RS.

Jaguar F-PaceJaguar F-Pace

The UK Car of the Year Awards, supported by Cox Automotive, bring together a selection of Britain’s motoring journalists to form a judging panel, which includes’s road tester Olivia Gauch.  Driving all category winners at a media day, the judges will cast their votes on the top models in the 12 different categories, eventually choosing one winner to take the coveted top prize, which will be announced on 24th February 2017.


The UK Car of the Year Awards 2017 category winners:

Best Small Hatch – Hyundai Ioniq

Best Family Car – Toyota Prius

Best Executive Car – Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Best Luxury Car – Rolls-Royce Dawn

Best Estate Car – Volvo V90

Best MPV – Renault Scénic/Grand Scénic

Best Crossover – SEAT Ateca

Best Large Crossover – Jaguar F-Pace

Best Coupe – Porsche 718 Cayman

Best Cabriolet – Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

Best Sports Car – Porsche 718 Boxster

Best Performance Car – Ford Focus RS