Auto Express has announced the 2023 winners of their New Car Awards, which showcase the best cars on the UK market today in a range of different categories. Read on as we discuss the nominees and dive into the winners of the Auto Express New Car Awards 2023 and explore the cutting-edge technologies, stunning designs, and unparalleled performance that make these vehicles stand out.
In recent times, the motor industry has seen major setbacks, from Covid-19 through to the war in Ukraine, bringing parts shortages and order delays. However, 2023 is showing major signs of improvement that indicate things are getting back to normal in the car world, which is great news for consumers looking to get a new car.
The list of new car winners for 2023 include some familiar favourites, such as the Ford Ranger being the reigning champion of Pick-up of the Year for five years in a row, and the Mini Convertible picking up the award for Convertible of the Year for a whopping sixth year on the bounce.
There are also various awards that are seeing new winners for the first time in years. For example, the winner of the best Supermini is the revised Dacia Sandero, which has taken over from the Renault Clio for the first time in three years.
The main event winner, Car of the Year, goes to the refined Hyundai Kona. This exceptional vehicle has surpassed all expectations with its groundbreaking features, outstanding safety ratings, and a driving experience that redefines luxury and comfort. From design to performance, The Hyundai Kona has truly raised the bar for the entire industry.
In the competitive family car segment, The Dacia Jogger emerges as the clear winner. With its versatile interior, fuel efficiency, and user-friendly technology, this car has proved to be the ideal companion for modern families on the go. Its nimble handling and smart safety features make it a top choice for both city driving and weekend getaways.
For those seeking the perfect blend of elegance and performance, look no further than the Tesla Model Y for the best mid-size company car. Tesla continues to follow every rule in the dream executive car’s book, whilst successfully writing a chapter of its own with luxurious interior and unmatched technology.
For people looking to dip their toes into the world of more eco-friendly driving, Auto Express has ranked the recognisable Honda Civic as the top affordable Hybrid Car of the Year 2023. The powerful Civic manages to deliver a great performance coupled with lower costs thanks to its 2.0-litre e:HEV hybrid powertrain.
Those looking for a fully electric driving experience can enjoy the renowned MG4 knowing that Auto Express has recognised the vehicle as the best affordable electric car on the market today. MG also managed to emerge victorious in this category last year with the MG ZS EV, proving the British company’s effort to produce top quality electric vehicles.
It is safe to say that the UK car market is in safe hands, with technology and design elevating the available cars to new heights. We have never before seen models which can drive, handle and provide for their driver quite as well as the winners of this year's awards.
You can view the full list of winners here