Manufacturer Awards


Criteria

There is no requirement to submit an entry for this category, all manufacturers’ vehicles will be judged by an independent panel of carefully selected judges from a number of independent bodies.

The only exceptions where entries are required are the ‘Most improved manufacturer of the year’ and ‘Green fleet manufacturer of the year’ categories.

The car awards will be judged by car market analysts and residual values experts, helping ensure running costs are a key factor in deciding the winning vehicles, as well as driver desirability, and fitness for purpose. They are joined by members of the Business Car editorial team, who also have experience of the vehicles under consideration.


MANUFACTURER AWARDS
Criteria

There is no requirement to submit an entry for this category, all manufacturers’ vehicles will be judged by an independent panel of carefully selected judges from a number of independent bodies.

The only exceptions where entries are required are the ‘Most improved manufacturer of the year’ and ‘Green fleet manufacturer of the year’ categories.

The car awards will be judged by car market analysts and residual values experts, helping ensure running costs are a key factor in deciding the winning vehicles, as well as driver desirability, and fitness for purpose. They are joined by members of the Business Car editorial team, who also have experience of the vehicles under consideration.




Best electric car

Peugeot e-2008


Best plug-in hybrid car

Mercedes-Benz A 250e


Best small car

Renault Clio


Best lower-medium car

Skoda Octavia


Best upper-medium car

Skoda Superb


Best value car

Dacia Duster


Driver's choice

Land Rover Defender


Best premium car

BMW 3 Series


Best compact SUV

Ford Puma


Best medium SUV

Ford Kuga


Best premium medium SUV

BMW X1


Best premium large SUV

Mercedes-Benz GLB


Best executive car

BMW 5 Series


Most improved manufacturer of the year


Green fleet manufacturer of the year

Best electric car

KIA e-Niro


Best small car

Ford Fiesta


Best lower-medium car

Ford Focus


Best upper-medium car

Peugeot 508


Best value car

Skoda Fabia


Driver's choice

Hyundai i30 N


Best compact premium car

Mercedes-Benz A-Class


Best premium car

BMW 3 Series


Best compact SUV

Volkswagen T-Cross


Best medium SUV

Volvo XC40


Best large SUV

SEAT Tarraco


Best premium car

Mercedes-Benz E-Class


Most improved manufacturer of the year


Green fleet manufacturer of the year

Best ultra-low emission car

Jaguar I-Pace


Best small car

Ford Fiesta


Best lower-medium car

Ford Focus


Best upper-medium car

Skoda Octavia


Best compact premium car

Mercedes-Benz A-Class


Best premium car

Audi A4


Best compact SUV

Volkswagen T-Roc


Best mid-sized SUV

Volvo XC40


Best large SUV

Volvo CX90


Best executive car

BMW 5 Series


Best luxury car

Mercedes-Benz S-Class


Best MPV

Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer