Yet More Car Awards – Does Your Car Figure? Do You Agree?
CarBuyer is a motoring related website up there in hyper space and they have just released their opinions as to the best car in each category for 2012. As with many things of this nature, there opinions are called “Awards”, so here we go with the latest round of car awards. To add a bit of spice, we’ve also included the vehicles that didn’t win, but were “commended” by CarBuyer.
Some strange ones here, what do you think?
Best City Car – Volkswagen UP
Commended were: Hyundai i10, Fiat 500, Toyota IQ, Fiat Panda, Kia Picanto
Best Small Car – Ford Fiesta
Commended were: Honda Jazz, Hyundai ix20, Kia Rio, Suzuki Swift, Volkswagen Polo.
Best Luxury Small Car – Audi A1
Commended were: Citroen DS3, Mini
Best Family Car – Hyundai I30
Commended were: BMW 1 Series, Ford Focus, Mini Countryman, Skoda Yeti, VW Golf.
Best Large Family Car – Ford Mondeo
Commended were: Hyundai i40, Kia Optima, Skoda Superb, Volkswagen Passat
Best Estate Car – Skoda Superb
Commended were: Audi A6 Avant, Ford Mondeo, Skoda Octavia
Best Hot Hatch – Suzuki Swift Sport
Commended were: Citroen DS3 D Sport, Mini Cooper SD, RenaultSport Clio 200, RenaultSport Megane 250, Volkswagen Golf GTI
Best Executive Car – BMW 3 Series
Commended were: Audi A5 Sportback, Mercedes C-Class
Best Large Executive Car – BMW 5 Series
Commended were: Audi A6, Jaguar XF, Mercedes CLS-Class
Best Luxury Car – Mercedes S Class
Commended were: Audi A8, Jaguar XJ, Range Rover
Best MPV – Seat Alhambra
Commended were: Chevrolet Orlando, Ford Grand C-Max, Ford S-Max, Mazda 5, Renault Scenic
Best 4×4 – Kia Sportage
Commended were: Audi Q3, BMW X3, Land Rover Freelander 2, Volkswagen Tiguan
Best Luxury 4×4 – Range Rover Evoque
Commended were: BMW X5, Land Rover Discovery 4, Volkswagen Tourareg
Best Convertible – VW Golf
Commended were: Audi TT, Mazda MX5, Audi R8 Spyder
Best Coupe – Vauxhall Astra GTC
Commended were: Hyundai Veloster, Peugeot RCZ, Audi TT
Best Green Car – Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi
Commended were: BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics, Ford Fiesta Econetic, Nissan Leaf, VW Golf Blue Motion.
Overall Car Of The Year – Hyundai i30
So there you have it, a pretty much completely different set of results, with a distinctly Far Eastern flavour as Korean car makers take 3 “best off’s” and win overall car of the year and figure strongly in each category where they are represented. German cars gain score well as you might expect.
Strange though, looking at some of the categories to see results like an 1100cc Kia Rio, pitched against a BMW 5 Series as greenest car, or the best convertible award going to a Golf, whilst the £110,000 + Audi R8 gets a commended in the same category.
But then, that’s what makes these types of awards, erm? Errr? now what’s the word I’m looking for? Oh I know “pointless”