We no longer support this web browser. Upgrade your browser for a better experience.

Bristol Street Motors

CarBuyer announces yearly awards

CarBuyer announces yearly awards

Car review website CarBuyer has unveiled a list of vehicles that have achieved a place on a rundown of Britain's best new vehicles.

Scooping the coveted title of Car of the Year was the Hyundai i10, with judges lavishing praise upon the compact city car for its quality, value and style.

However, that is just one of a number of awards dished out to worthy winners, so let's take a look at the manufacturers and models that triumphed in the 2014 celebration of motoring excellence.



Hyundai was the big winner at the awards, claiming the aforementioned Car of the Year title for the i10, while the model picked up an additional accolade in the Best City Car category.

Not only that, but the brand's Santa Fe model was also triumphant in the Best Large SUV category - fending off competition from established manufacturers including Land Rover - giving Hyundai a total of three awards.



Perhaps one of the more unsurprising victors during the evening, Ford collected two awards in the Best Small Car and Best Hot Hatch categories.

The former was achieved by the Ford Fiesta, while the latter was given to its sportier version - the ST.

The Fiesta has picked up awards elsewhere in recent months, being named Top Gear Magazine's Car of the Year due to its style, nimbleness and value.



Continuing to make waves in the motoring world is Dacia, with its Duster model taking home the title of the Best Small SUV.

Many had written off Dacia early when it arrived in the UK, with the brand's no frills approach generating suspicion among motorists. However, it has proved even the most stubborn of petrolheads wrong, with the car displaying great quality at an affordable price.



SEAT triumphed in the Best Family Car category, thanks to its latest version of the popular Leon model.

Upon its release, SEAT described the model as its most extreme production version of the car ever, thanks to its high levels of energy efficiency.

The car only produces 87g/km of CO2, putting it into the VED Band A that exempts it from road tax.

Despite being more energy efficient, the car is in fact more powerful than its predecessor and comes with a range of technologies, including a Start-Stop system and SEAT's Easy Connect multimedia system.  



The manufacturer has continually impressed throughout 2013, but CarBuyer singled out the Mazda 6 for recognition, naming it the Best Large Family Car.

It has already won the Green Apple Award for energy efficiency in its class, thanks to an engine that produces just 104g/km of CO2 and delivers 72.4mpg.

The SKYACTIV technology in new Mazda models helps to achieve this, with the brand upping its energy efficiency game.



Best Convertible was given to the VW Golf Cabriolet - the top-down version of the popular model.

The car offers the classic reliability and performance of a standard Golf, but also adds just that little bit of extra enjoyment with the roof off.


Posted by Sebastian TurkenburgADNFCR-3205-ID-801678477-ADNFCR