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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Auto Express names the new Discovery as it's Car of the Year for 2017.

  • British-built SUV scoops two major trophies at prestigious ceremony
  • Four Awards for BMW including Best Electric Car for the i3
  • Skoda wins four Awards, including Best Family Car for the second year running and Best Integrated Ad Campaign
British brand Land Rover has scooped the coveted Auto Express Car of the Year award for its new Discovery at a ceremony in Central London. The Discovery was voted the best new car on the market, with judges commending its innovation in technology, quality and comfort. The model was also named the Best Large Premium SUV for 2017.
The Auto Express New Car Awards celebrate the best cars on sale, from city cars to performance models. Voted for by the expert reviewers at Auto Express, every single model on sale is analysed according to specific criteria, with only the very best cars making the winners’ list.
Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express, said: "The new Land Rover Discovery is an incredible car, bringing new levels of luxury and go-anywhere ability to the SUV class. 
It rivals the very best cars you can buy for quality and refinement, offers all the practicality a family could ever need, will wow buyers with amazing technology they won't have seen before and offer a level of efficiency you wouldn't expect for this size and class of car. On top of all that, it's brilliantly built by the guys and girls working for Land Rover in the Midlands. It's a great British success story."
Another big winner on the night was Skoda, taking home four trophies: Best Family Car for the Skoda Superb, Best Estate Car for the Octavia, Best Large SUV for the Kodiaq and Best Integrated Ad Campaign for Skoda-Reconnect starring Sir Bradley Wiggins.
The Technology Award was given to BMW for its advanced range of plug-in cars, plus its industry-leading connectivity and autonomous tech. BMW also took home the newly launched Best Electric Car Award, for its i3, while the 5 Series won Best Executive Car. The brand also won the Best Social Media Campaign Award for BMW Genius Live.
Other British-built winners, in addition to the Land Rover Discovery, were the Jaguar XE, which was named Best Compact Executive for the third year running, and the Swindon-built Honda Civic Type R, which was crowned Best Hot Hatch. Jaguar also won the reader-voted Design Award for the I-Pace Concept.
Auto Express New Car Awards Winners 2017
Category
CAR OF THE YEAR
BEST CITY CAR
BEST SUPERMINI
BEST COMPACT FAMILY CAR
BEST FAMILY CARBEST ELECTRIC CAR BEST ESTATE CARBEST COMPACT EXECUTIVE CARBEST EXECUTIVE CARBEST LUXURY CAR BEST HOT HATCHBEST_CONVERTIBLE                                       BEST MPV     BEST SMALL SUV   
BEST MID-SIZE SUV

BEST LARGE PREMIUM SUV BEST LARGE SUV BEST COUPEBEST ROADSTERBEST PICK­UPBEST PERFORMANCE CARBEST PREMIUM SUVDESIGN AWARDTECHNOLOGY AWARDVAN OF THE YEARDRIVER POWER AWARDBEST INTEGRATED CAMPAIGNBEST SOCIAL MEDIA
Land Rover DiscoveryVolkswagen up!Seat IbizaVolkswagen GolfSkoda SuperbBMW i3   Skoda Octavia EstateJaguar XE      BMW 5 SeriesMercedes S-ClassHonda Civic Type R      
Mercedes C-Class
       Citroen Grand C4 PicassoCitroen C4 Cactus       
Peugeot 3008        Land Rover Discovery  Skoda KodiaqAudi A5 CoupeMazda MX-5 RFMitsubishi L200Porsche 911 GT3Volvo XC60Jaguar I-PaceBMWVolkswagen Crafter
LexusSkoda-ReconnectBMW Genius Live