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Autotrader New Car Awards 2019 Winners announced

Autotrader New Car Awards 2019 Winners announced

By Swansway Motor Group 21-05-2019

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The Autotrader New Car Awards 2019 Winners have been announced

  • Peugeot 3008 takes ‘New Car of the Year’ award
  • SUVs and crossovers sweep the board
  • Results are based on the opinion of 63,000 real car owners

Thursday, 9th May 2019, London – The Peugeot 3008 has been announced as the best new car of 2019, according to a consumer vote for the third-annual Auto Trader New Car Awards.

Peugeot’s acclaimed SUV has proved to be a firm favourite with the public this year, beating stiff competition from the likes of Hyundai Ioniq, Skoda Octavia and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Unlike other car awards which rely on editorial judging panels, the Auto Trader New Car Awards are decided by over 63,000 real car owners. The winners represent the consumer champions of the new car market, based on the honest opinions of those who have bought, driven and lived with their new vehicles.

Six new awards were introduced this year, including ‘Most Recommended Car’, ‘Most Loved Car’, ‘Most Loved Car Brand’ and ‘Car Brand with the Best Features’. Winners of the awards will be promoted on Auto Trader, the UK’s largest automotive marketplace which attracts an average of 55 million cross-platform visits a month.

At a time when the new and used car markets are being driven by larger vehicles, this year’s awards were dominated by SUVs and crossovers, not only taking the overall crown of New Car of the Year, but also scooping eight other prestigious titles.

Auto Trader interviewed 63,000 car owners across numerous different channels garnering broad representation of the UK population. A significant proportion of respondents were not members of a research panel and all of whom were asked about their demographic and driving habits to categorise everyone into award categories.  Consumers were asked to rate their cars across 16 different criteria, from reliability and performance to appearance and running costs. They were also asked about their overall satisfaction with their car and how likely they would be to recommend it to others.

The winners of the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2019 are:

  1. New Car of the Year: Peugeot 3008
  2. Most Fun to Drive: Mini Hatch
  3. Best Car for New Drivers: Volkswagen Golf
  4. Best Car for City Drivers: Toyota C-HR
  5. Best Car for Families: SEAT Ateca
  6. Best Car for Dog Owners: Mazda CX-5
  7. Best Car for Long Distances: Volvo XC60
  8. Best Car Launched in the Last Year: Honda CR-V
  9. Best Seven-Seater: Skoda Kodiaq
  10. Best Car for Towing: Kia Sportage
  11. Best Pick-Up: Toyota Hilux
  12. Best Value New Car: Dacia Duster
  13. Best Green Car: Tesla Model S
  14. Most Recommended Car: Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  15. Most Loved Car: Mazda MX-5 RF
  16. Most Reliable Car Brand: Lexus
  17. Car Brand with the Best Features: Jaguar
  18. Best Value Car Brand: Dacia
  19. Most Loved Car Brand: Tesla

Ian Plummer, Auto Trader director said:

This is our third annual New Car Awards and 2019 marks a significant leap forward in terms of its scale. Rather than relying on an expert judging panel our winners are determined by the real-world insight from over 63,000 car owners, making them the most accurate industry measure of which brands and models are meeting the genuine needs of today’s car buyers.  A huge congratulations are in order for all of this year’s very worthy winners.

“Revealingly, this year’s results mirror what we’re seeing elsewhere on our marketplace: the growing appetite for SUVs and crossovers. Not only have they regularly topped the list as the fastest selling used car since early last year, but they now account for one in five of all body related searches on Auto Trader. In case we needed any further convincing, there can be little doubt that in today’s turbulent market they represent a great opportunity for retailers and a vital addition to any forecourt.”

This is the third-annual Auto Trader New Car Awards, which is the UK’s largest and most influential website for new car purchases, with 72% of consumers identifying it as the best place to search for their next new car. Auto Trader’s new search experience let’s car buyers choose from new or used cars all in one place, which helps the two-thirds of consumers[1] who are open to a new car when starting their buying journey but don’t know what new cars are available, how much they cost or how soon they’ll be available.

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