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I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.

Monday, 12 December 2016

What Car has announced the full run down of its cars of the year, with our choices announced too.

What Car? has revealed the full list of contenders for the coveted Car of the Year Awards as the annual celebration of the very best in automotive draws ever closer.
A What Car? Award win is amongst the most sought-after accolades in the car industry. What Car? tests each car back-to-back with key rivals to ensure that only cars able to deliver exceptional quality are shortlisted.

Covering 15 separate categories, the awards range from the best city runabouts to luxurious executive and performance cars. The overall Car of the Year will go to a newcomer that’s raised the benchmark sufficiently to beat not only the established competition across all categories, but all the other new metal from the past 12 months.
British-built models feature strongly, with 16 making the list as the UK automotive industry continues to produce exceptional cars. Hailing from Nissan’s Sunderland factory, the Nissan Qashqai (Small SUV) and Leaf (Electric Car) are both nominated.
Vauxhall’s British-built models have also made the list, as the latest Vauxhall Astra and Astra Sports Tourer compete for Family Car and Estate honours respectively.
What Car? editor Steve Huntingford said: “The automotive industry has excelled in the UK over recent years and that is evident in the list of nominees, in which many British-built cars have taken the market by storm and continue to do so. 
“As the industry goes from strength to strength, so have the What Car? Awards; it’s a real fixture of the automotive calendar and an exhilarating period for us as we begin to build up to awards night, starting with announcing the excellent 2017 contenders.
“Our panel of experts has a tough job ahead as it selects the stand-out car in each category and then the overall What Car? Car of the Year for 2017, which has to be extraordinary.”
The What Car? Awards set the highest standards for the automotive industry, and awards are only given to cars that truly excel in their class, and only the best of these will be named What Car? Car of the Year 2017. Last year’s overall winner was the Audi A4.
Elsewhere, the Reader Award will be one of the most hotly-contested prizes on the night. Voted for by What Car? readers, the award gets the public’s view on the most anticipated cars being brought to market over the next 12 months.
The What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2017 takes place on January 11 2017 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.
For more information, please visit: HERE
*16 British-built cars
Aston Martin DB11
Bentley Bentayga
Honda Civic
Jaguar F-Pace
Land Rover Discovery Sport
McLaren 540C
McLaren 570GT
Mini Clubman
Mini 5dr
Nissan Leaf
Nissan Qashqai
Range Rover
Rolls-Royce Dawn
Rolls-Royce Ghost
Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer
WHAT CAR? CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2017 LONG LIST:
City
Hyundai i10
Skoda Citigo
Suzuki Celerio TMW CHOICE
Volkswagen Up
Small Car
Citroën C3 
TMW CHOICE
Dacia Sandero
Ford Ka+
Mini 5dr
Nissan Micra
Renault Clio
Skoda Fabia
Suzuki Baleno
Family Car
Audi A3 Sportback
Honda Civic
Hyundai Ioniq
Nissan Pulsar
Renault Mégane 
TMW CHOICE
Seat Leon
Skoda Octavia
Toyota Prius
Vauxhall Astra
Small SUV
Audi Q2
BMW X1
Kia Niro
Nissan Qashqai
Peugeot 3008 
TMW CHOICE
Seat Ateca
Suzuki Ignis
Suzuki Vitara 
TMW CHOICE
Toyota C-HR
Volkswagen Tiguan
Large SUV
Ford Edge
Ford Kuga
Jaguar F-Pace
Land Rover Discovery Sport 
TMW CHOICE
Mazda CX-5
Mercedes-Benz GLC
Skoda Kodiaq
Luxury SUV
Audi Q7
Bentley Bentayga 
TMW CHOICE
Porsche Macan
Range Rover
Tesla Model X
Volvo XC90
MPV
Citroën C3 Picasso
Citroën Grand C4 Picasso 
TMW CHOICE
Ford Galaxy
Renault Scénic
Renault Grand Scénic
Volkswagen Touran
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer
Estate
Audi A4 Allroad
Skoda Fabia Estate
Skoda Superb Estate
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
Mini Clubman
Renault Mégane Sport Tourer
Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer
Volvo V90 
TMW CHOICE
Hot Hatch
Audi S3
BMW 140i
Ford Fiesta ST
Ford Focus RS 
TMW CHOICE
Renault Mégane Renaultsport 275 S
Suzuki Swift Sport
Convertible
Audi A3 Cabriolet
Audi TT Roadster
BMW 4 Series Convertible
Fiat 124 Spider 
TMW CHOICE
Mazda MX-5
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
Rolls-Royce Dawn
Coupé
Audi A5
Audi TT
Aston Martin DB11 
TMW CHOICE
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé
Sports Car
Audi R8
Audi R8 Spyder
Audi TT RS
BMW M2
Ferrari 488 GTB
McLaren 540C 
TMW CHOICE
McLaren 570GT 
TMW CHOICE
Porsche Cayman
Porsche Boxster
Porsche 911
Electric Car
BMW i3
Hyundai Ioniq
Nissan Leaf
Renault Zoe
Tesla Model S 
TMW CHOICE
Tesla Model X 
TMW CHOICE
Volkswagen e-Golf
Executive Car
Alfa Romeo Giulia 
TMW CHOICE
Audi A3 Saloon
Audi A4
Mazda 6
Skoda Superb
Luxury Car
BMW 5 Series
BMW 7 Series
Porsche Panamera
Maserati Levante
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Rolls-Royce Ghost 
TMW CHOICE
Volvo S90 
TMW CHOICE