8 Jan 2014

What Car? Car Of The Year Awards - Speedmonkey Style

Every year What Car? magazine holds an awards ceremony and the 2014 What Car? Awards are taking place this evening in a rather swanky hotel in London.  And I'll be there.

Thanks to the lovely folk at Haymarket I'll be mixing with the movers and shakers in the UK car industry and watching as various manufacturers win or lose in the various different categories.

Here's the list of awards.  There are quite a few.  The Sports Car award interests me the most, especially given there are three Porsches in the category going up against the sublime Jaguar F-Type.

Last year's Car of the Year was the Audi A3 Sportback 1.4 TSI 122 SE.  This year I reckon the F-Type has got to be odds on favourite.

Here's the full list of contenders:

City car
Fiat 500
Hyundai i10
Seat Mii
Skoda Citigo
Volkswagen Up

Small car
Audi A1
Dacia Sandero
Ford Fiesta
Renault Clio
Renault Zoe

Family car
Audi A3 Sportback
Ford Mondeo
Kia Cee'd
Mazda 3
Peugeot 308
Skoda Octavia
Volkswagen Golf

Estate car
BMW 5 Series Touring
Ford Mondeo Estate
Honda Civic Tourer
Kia Cee'd Sportswagon
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
Seat Leon ST
Skoda Octavia Estate
Volkswagen Golf Estate

Sports car
Alfa Romeo 4C
Ferrari F12
Jaguar F-type
McLaren 12C Spider
Porsche Boxster
Porsche Cayman
Porsche 911

Citroen C3 Picasso
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
Kia Carens
Nissan Note
Seat Alhambra
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

Audi TT
BMW 4 Series
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
Seat Leon SC
Volkswagen Scirocco

Hot hatch
Ford Fiesta ST
Ford Focus ST
Renault Megane Renaultsport 265 Cup
Seat Leon Cupra
Suzuki Swift Sport
Volkswagen Golf GTI

Small SUV
Audi Q3
Fiat 500L Trekking
Nissan Qashqai
Peugeot 3008
Range Rover Evoque
Renault Captur
Skoda Yeti
Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

Large SUV
Honda CR-V
Land Rover Discovery
Mazda CX-5
Range Rover Sport

Executive car
Audi A3 Saloon
BMW 3 Series
BMW 5 Series
Lexus IS
Maserati Ghibli
Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Open-top car
Audi A3 Cabriolet
Citroen DS3 Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
Mini Roadster
Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

Luxury car
Audi A8
Bentley Flying Spur
Maserati Quattroporte
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Range Rover
Rolls-Royce Phantom

Reader award
Citroen Cactus
Ford Ecosport
Ford Mondeo
Jaguar F-type Coupe
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Nissan X-Trail
Porsche Macan

Matt Hubbard