Jeremy Clarkson, The Sun and Sunday Times name their cars of the year

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 09:01
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The winners of the inaugural News UK Motor Awards, sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres, were announced last night at an exclusive gala awards ceremony held at The News Building in London Bridge.

The awards recognise innovation across all motoring segments from luxury to LCVs, city cars and SUVs and are judged by readers as well as automotive journalists across The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun and talkSPORT.

Over 200,000 reader votes were cast, choosing from shortlists selected by our motoring experts.

Jeremy Clarkson, key reviewer for The Sunday Times and presenter of The Grand Tour, was named Motoring Personality of the Year. He named his Car of the Year as the Lamborghini Huracán Performante at the awards evening. Other winners include the Jaguar I-PACE, which was named The Sunday Times Car of the Year, and the Ford Fiesta ST, which was named The Sun Car of the Year. The winners will be featured in tomorrow’s Sun and The Sunday Times Magazine and The Sun on Sunday 14th October.

Rob Walsh, Motors Category Director, News UK, said: “Our knowledgeable and passionate readership has had their say, alongside motoring experts from some of the biggest media brands in the country. The Motor Awards can now celebrate and recognise the achievements of the best automotive innovations over the past year. Our congratulations to all of the deserving winners, our thanks to our partners at Bridgestone and we’re already looking forward to 2019”

Andy Mathias, Marketing Communications Manager, Bridgestone North Europe region said:“The Motor Awards have been an exciting campaign to work on with News UK and their network of media brands. All of the winners are market leaders and we’re delighted to be supporting this celebration of motoring excellence”.

In full, the award winners are:
Family Car of the Year: Volvo V60
Adventure Car of the Year: Mercedes-AMG G 63
Commuter Car of the Year: VW Golf GTE
City/small Car of the Year: MINI 5-door Hatch
Sports Car of the Year: Aston Martin Vantage
SUV/crossover of the year: Range Rover Velar
Dog friendly Car of the Year: Land Rover Discovery
Green Car of the Year: Jaguar I-PACe
Car Tech of the Year: BMW wireless charging mat
Best Designed Car of the Year: Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
Motorbike of the Year: Ducati Panigale V4
Value Car of the Year: Dacia Duster
Hot Hatch of the Year: Honda Civic Type R
Van/Pick-up of the Year: Ford Transit Custom
The Sun Car of the Year: Ford Fiesta ST
The Sunday Times Car of the Year: Jaguar I-PACE
Luxury Car of the Year: Bentley Continental GT
British-built Car of the Year: Nissan Qashqai
Jeremy Clarkson Car of the Year: Lamborghini Huracán Performante
The judges for this year’s awards were:
Rob Gill, Motors Editor, The Sun
Nick Francis, Motors Editor, The Sun on Sunday
Nick Rufford, Motoring Editor, The Sunday Times
Will Dron, Editor,
Elisha Thakorlal, Digital Motors Editor, The Sun

Please visit and for full details of the winners.

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