2019 Auto Express new car awards

By: Lisa Harper

It’s been another award-winning night for the manufacturers we represent at the Auto Express new car awards. We’re so proud of the award-winning manufacturers on offer across our dealerships and are delighted to announce a round-up of this year’s winners.

Supermini of the year: Ford Fiesta

Britain’s best-selling car hasn’t gone unnoticed in this year’s Auto Express awards. Incredibly affordable to own and run with a variety of variants, trim levels and engines there is sure to be a Fiesta for your requirements.

Family car of the year: Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport

The Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport impressed with the huge amount of space it offers. With an incredibly spacious rear cabin, it scores highly with growing families. While the smooth and refined ride means it is comfortable in town or on the motorway.

Small SUV of the year: Citroen C3 Aircross

You can trust Citroen to offer an individual and characterful take on the compact SUV. Far from just having quirky looks, it is packed with space and versatility, allowing you to focus on the things that really matter.

Large SUV of the year: SEAT Tarraco

This stylish seven-seat SUV features an upmarket interior while having the versatility and practicality to adapt to your changing needs. While the generous equipment list is sure to everyone on board entertained.

MPV of the year: Citroen Berlingo XL

When space is key, there is no better choice than the Citroen Berlingo XL. Its utilitarian van-like shape benefits from a healthy dose of unique Citroen styling to ensure it looks anything but dull. While inside has been cleverly thought-out to make the very best of available space.

Roadster of the year: Mazda MX-5

The MX-5 continues to be the one to beat in the roadster class. Thanks to the light and agile handling getting behind the wheel is sure to always put a smile on your face. Yet its continued success is arguably down to the MX-5’s ability to offer great day-to-day driveability.

Hot hatch of the year: Honda Civic Type R

The Honda Civic Type R has scooped this prestigious award for the third time in a row. With its legendary engines, distinctive brash sporty styling and incredible handling the Civic Type R remains at the top of its game and a benchmark to its rivals.

Affordable electric car of the year: Kia e-Niro

The Kia e-Niro is one of the most affordable electric cars to date. With an impressive 282-mile range alongside incredible practicality, it makes owning an electric car a reality. While its 100kW rapid charge capability means that it is all set for the growing movement to electric motoring.

Pick-up of the year: Ford Ranger

With a new engine range and gearbox options, the Ford Ranger has pipped its rivals to the top spot. The smoother more efficient engines offer a further refinement on the road, while an improved interior gives it the edge amongst its class.

Design Award of the year: Alfa Romeo Tonale 

The Alfa Romeo Tonale concept car wowed audiences earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show with its exquisite example of classic yet modern Alfa Romeo design.

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