Best in class for Car of the Year 2017 awards
Motors from 10 different manufacturers have been voted best-in-class after the first round of voting in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2017.
The list includes more honours for Jaguar’s fast-selling F-PACE SUV and wins for the first time in the awards for Hyundai, SEAT, Renault and Toyota.
The shortlisted models, selected by a panel of leading motoring writers, will now go forward to the final round where the winner if the UK Car of the Year will be announced on February 24.
Winning their first UK Car of the Year Awards were Hyundai, Toyota, Renault and SEAT.
In the Best Small Hatch class, the Hyundai IONIQ beat off stiff competition to win, while the latest generation of Toyota’s Prius was voted Best Family Car.
Renault’s Scenic/Grand Scenic has been named Best MPV, and in the popular category of Best Crossover the SEAT Ateca came out on top.
The UK Car of the Year Awards 2017 also proved fruitful for two German firms, as Mercedes-Benz and Porsche claimed two prizes apiece.
In the Best Executive Car category, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class took top spot, while the S-Class Cabriolet was hailed as Best Cabriolet.
The Porsche pairing of the 718 Cayman and Boxster were voted Best Coupe and Best Sports Car respectively.
After winning the title of Best Luxury Car in 2015 with its Ghost, Rolls-Royce once again triumphed in the category with the Dawn.
At the other end of the driving spectrum, Ford reclaimed the Best Performance Car crown with the Focus RS, having previously won the category in 2014 with the Fiesta ST.
Best Estate Car was judged to be Volvo’s V90 and the new Large Crossover category was won by the Jaguar F-PACE.
Best Large Crossover The Jaguar F-PACE
Best crossover The Seat Ateca