The inaugural winners of the brand new Autocar Britain’s Finest Automotive Awards might be revealed on 21 October as we attempt to steer readers in the direction of the easiest vehicles on sale in a market that has by no means supplied extra selection.
These new awards, which might be introduced on-line and in print, have been launched because of booming on-line site visitors to Autocar’s evaluations from automobile patrons. They are going to be a standalone occasion in 2020, earlier than the initiative is rolled into an expanded essential Autocar Awards that can return to its conventional calendar slot in Might 2021.
The main target of the Britain’s Finest Automotive Awards might be on highlighting the easiest mainstream vehicles. At subsequent yr’s Autocar Awards, these new awards will substitute the Recreation Changers class. The Autocar Awards will proceed to have a good time the person achievements of the people who make the business so particular, however it can now develop to have a good time extra of the good vehicles the business creates, too.
Uniquely, the 10 Britain’s Finest Vehicles classes will announce winners which have been designed to replicate the very fact automobile patrons cross-shop throughout conventional segments and rivals, and even inside a producer’s personal showroom. Right now, for example, a household automobile might vary from something from a supermini to a big SUV and every part in between.
The winners might be chosen by Autocar’s skilled testers, with the transient to place vehicles that on a regular basis motorists wish to personal and drive within the highlight. Crucially, winners gained’t simply be chosen on their goal deserves; judges can even assess the extra nuanced and subjective components of how likeable and satisfying a automobile is earlier than declaring outcomes.
There can even be two further awards: one to commend one of the best new automobile know-how of the previous 12 months and one to award the producer with the vary of vehicles that has impressed us probably the most the previous yr.
Autocar editor Mark Tisshaw mentioned: “Our on-line evaluate site visitors is booming, pushed to a major extent by a brand new viewers of automobile patrons who wish to analysis and validate their selections by studying our evaluations and Prime 10 Finest Automotive lists. These awards are designed to additional assist steer these readers in the direction of the easiest vehicles within the business.
“As at all times, our verdicts might be delivered with experience and heat: the expertise and experience of our testers means they’re uniquely positioned to supply nice car-buying recommendation from the angle of automobile lovers. In addition to being nice to drive and personal, our picks might be loveable vehicles that house owners can cherish.
“However one of the best rule is at all times to have only a few guidelines, and that’s why we gained’t be following conventional classes however somewhat reflecting how folks truly purchase vehicles throughout totally different classes and contemplating all types of – typically contradictory – standards. The Awards are launching now to replicate how otherwise folks select and purchase vehicles today.”
Autocar Britiain’s Finest Automotive Awards classes
Finest firm automobile
One of the best automobile for a DIY payrise
Finest enjoyable automobile
The automobile that provides probably the most accessible enjoyable
Finest household automobile
The automobile least prone to make the youngsters say ‘are we almost there but?’
The one-car-for-every-job automobile you’d nonetheless stand up early to drive with out breaking the financial institution
Finest electrical automobile
The ‘plug converter’ award for electrical vehicles with attraction
Finest hybrid automobile
The ‘better of each worlds’ award for the automobile to bridge the outdated world with the brand new
Finest massive automobile
The ‘toast of the tip run’ award for on a regular basis versatility and practicality
Finest small automobile
The little legend award for small vehicles with an enormous persona
The SUV that finest mixes on and off-road enchantment with actual versatility
Finest dream automobile
The epic automobile you’d raid the pension to maintain ceaselessly – and nonetheless drive daily
Finest automobile tech
The must-have know-how that’s blazing a path throughout the business
The automobile maker that has impressed us probably the most throughout the board this yr
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