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2015 Auto Express New Car Of The Year Awards
posted on Aug 04 2015 by Kiri Nowak
2015 has been a good year so far for the automotive sector. We have had many new and exciting car launches from the new Ford Focus to the Jaguar XE and the Land Rover Discovery Sport. Auto Express recently announced their 2015 new car awards, so which cars and manufacturers came out on top? Auto Express use get their team of experts to do road tests on every new cars, and this year they tested over 300 new models.
Here is a selection of this year’s winners:
Car of the Year 2015 - Volvo XC90
The first generation model of this car won the same prize in 2003, now this year’s model has taken the ultimate title. Auto Express feel that this Volvo is blessed with good looks, describing it as a ‘blend of imposing proportions and exquisite detailing’, a ‘handsome SUV’ and say that it ‘has a huge presence without being overly brash or aggressive.’
The XC90 has a luxurious, high quality interior with all the trimmings you would expect from a far more expensive model. There are lots of high-tech features, it’s spacious and also very practical. The Volvo also produces an enjoyable ride with excellent handling. It’s a great all rounder and that’s why it has earned the top spot this year. Click here to lease a brand new Volvo.
City Car of the Year - Skoda Citigo
There’s a lot of competition in the city car category, but the humble Skoda has beaten the likes of the Volkswagen Up, Renault Twingo, Hyundai i10 and Fiat 500. Auto Express describes the Skoda Citigo as having the perfect ‘mix of cute looks, a spacious cabin, efficient engines and great value for money’.
The Skoda is a tiny city car, yet it feels much more robust to drive thanks to its suspension and comfortable cabin. The Citigo is actually pretty good on long journeys, is spacious for its size and well kitted out. Click here to lease a brand new Skoda Citigo.
Supermini of the Year - Volkswagen Polo
The Polo is a much loved supermini, that delivers on quality and reliability. It beat the Skoda Fabia and the Mazda 2, both of which were commended. The Polo offers a range of efficient engines, produces and enjoyable drive and scores high on safety. Click here to lease a brand new Volkswagen Polo.
Family Car of the Year - Skoda Superb
The SKoda Superb is this year’s family car of the year. The Volkswagen Passat and the Mazda 6 were commended, but didn’t quite have what it takes to scoop first place. Auto Express call it ‘the marque’s most stylish, refined car ever’, thanks to its ‘combination of great design, quality and price.’ Click here to lease a brand new Skoda Superb.
Some of the other winners were:
Estate of the Year - Volkswagen Passat
Convertible of the Year - Audi A3 Cabriolet
Coupe of the Year - Audi TT
Green Car of the Year - BMW i3
Luxury Car of the Year - Mercedes-Benz S Class
See all the 2015 winners of the Auto Express New Car Awards here.