This summer, The Sunday Times newspaper launched their first ever Motor Awards and after months of collecting votes, the results are finally in.
The awards were made up of a selection of votes. More than 200,000 people from the general public named their favourite contenders for categories such as best family car, top sports car and even the best dog-friendly vehicle.
British-built car of the year, luxury car of the year and motoring personality of the year were all decided by industry experts, including the one and only Jeremy Clarkson (who may have been slightly biased about who should win best motoring personality!).
The Sunday Times Car of the Year 2018
The I-PACE is a truly groundbreaking car, not just for Jaguar but for the car industry as a whole. It’s the supercar brand’s first long-distance premium EV and it offers a driving range of up to 292 miles, is faster-accelerating than nearly all other Jaguars and has an intelligent interior that drags the company’s cars into the digital age. With features like this, it’s no wonder it secured The Sunday Times Car of the Year.
Clarkson’s Car of the Year 2018
Lamborghini Huracán Performante
It only has a touch more power than the standard Huracán but the Performante’s 630bhp means it’s far from lacking when it comes to face-stretching acceleration which is ultimately, what won Jeremy Clarkson over. For more information on this wonderful Car of the Year winner, visit H R Owen.
Adventure Car of the Year 2018
Mercedes AMG G 63
Fans of the G 63 (which include a string of wealthy celebrities), call it the G-Rex, because the V8-powered 4×4 towers over other vehicles and is all-but unstoppable on any terrain. Its off-road ability is legendary which is why it has been named Adventure Car of the Year.
Although this car might still look like a dinosaur from the outside, its interior is impressively up to date with digital displays, adjustable driving modes and four-wheel drive hardware that can be customised to the terrain at the simple touch of a button.
SUV/Crossover of the Year 2018
Range Rover Velar
As well as high-up seating and bags of space, owners increasingly want their car to look good and hug the road — hence Land Rover introducing the Range Rover Velar. With SUVs being the most popular type of car in Europe, competition in this category is fierce so Range Rover has done well with the Velar to ensure it secured SUV of the Year.
Family Car of the Year 2018
The V60 estate has curves in all the right places and boasts an interior which is equally impressive. The digital instrumentation and touchscreen infotainment system give it a Scandi-chic vibe and there’s plenty of clever storage including underfloor cubby holes and adjustable boot dividers. In short, it really is the ultimate family car.
City/Small Car of the Year 2018
Mini 5-Door Hatch
Commuter Car of the Year 2018
VW Golf GTE
Best Designed Car of the Year 2018
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
The DBS Superleggera is the flagship of Aston Martin’s current range. It’s conceived to be a super Gran Turismo and its bodywork is partly made from carbon fibre which helps to manage the large car’s mass. Beneath a huge bonnet is a 5.2-litre, twin-turbo V12 engine which generates 715bhp, giving it the ability to accelerate from 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds and achieve a top speed of 211mph.
Car Tech of the Year 2018
BMW Wireless Charging Mat – for more information on this new inventive technology visit: https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/wireless-charging-here-your-electric-bmw
Green Car of the Year 2018
Best Dog-Friendly Car of the Year 2018
Land Rover Discovery
Sports Car of the Year 2018
Aston Martin Vantage
Many have claimed that the Vantage is Aston Martin’s most accomplished model yet. As the company’s best-selling model, fans can expect good things for this supercar maker’s future.
Luxury Car of the Year 2018
Bentley Continental GT
As a producer of some of the most expensive cars in the world, it’s not a big surprise to learn that the latest Bentley Continental GT has some seriously luxurious features. The headlamps contain 82 LEDs that light up like Swarovski diamonds, the leather seats are diamond-quilted and the burr walnut dashboard paneling conceals a section that rotates to become a satellite navigation map, three analogue dials and a clock.
This car doesn’t just look pretty however, under the bonnet you will find a very impressive 6-litre, twin-turbo, W12-powered machine.
Motoring Personality of the Year 2018
British Built Car of the Year 2018
For more information visit: https://www.driving.co.uk/news/sunday-times-motor-awards-2018-winners/