Skoda Enyaq iV is a convincing winner in the Parkers New Car Awards 2022
Ford Transit Custom takes Van of The Year the Ranger is Best Pickup… again
Previous-generation Ford Fiesta (2008-1017) is awarded Used Car of The Year
Ford takes the most awards with four, followed by Toyota who bagged three
The new Skoda Enyaq iV is the Parkers Car of the Year for 2022, after a convincing win the Best Large Electric Car category. The award is the latest in a string of major industry accolades for the new electric model, and it overwhelmingly won this one with a unanimous decision for it among the judging panel.
The judging panel at Parkers.co.uk, the UK’s biggest new car buying and advice website, were impressed concluding, ‘more than being a very good electric vehicle – it's an excellent family car, regardless of how it's powered.’
Speaking about the Enyaq iV’s victory, Keith Adams, Editor of Parkers.co.uk, added: ‘The Skoda Enyaq iV is a gamechanger. Here’s an electric car that offers all the advantages and few of the traditional drawbacks of a plug-in car, wrapped in a stylish package with a luxurious interior with ample room for five.
‘From the entry-level 60 model that squeaks in under the £35,000 cut-off for the government Plug-in Grant, to the long-range 80, the choice is vast. And that’s before you consider all the interior and personalisation options. The exceptional comfort and near-silent cruising are the icing on the cake of this brilliant family car.’
Just as it did in 2021, Ford takes the spoils in the Best Pickup and Van of The Year awards, with CJ Hubbard, Van and Pickups editor saying: ‘With its outstanding blend of refinement and style, the Ranger is the pickup that beats some tough and worthy competition, whether you need a working truck or a lifestyle accessory.’ Meanwhile, the Transit Custom stays ahead of its rivals. ‘It is a pleasure to drive – and stylish with it,’ CJ adds, ‘once again, this multi-talented van was the clear choice for the 2022 Parkers Van of the Year Award.’
Other big winners at the Parkers New Car Awards 2022 include Toyota, which took home three awards. It won Best Car for Thrill-Seekers award for the brilliant GR Yaris, the Best Small Van for the Proace City and the Best Electric Van for the Proace Electric – the latter two nosing ahead of their Stellantis cousins on the back of the company’s impressive new 10-year Relax warranty.
Other notable repeat winners from last year include BMW, which wins the Best Company Car award for the excellent 330e plug-in hybrid again, as does the Land Rover Defender for the Best Off-Roader, Renault with the Clio in the Best First Car category and last year’s Car of The Year, the Ford Puma, pulling off the Best Small Family Car for the second year in a row.
The excellent Volkswagen ID.3 also takes the spoils in the new Best Medium Electric Car category, reflecting the massive rise in the number of EVs Parkers is now testing.
Keith Adams adds: ‘The Parkers New Car Awards winners are an excellent group of cars, vans and pickups. They all set a high standard all round in a competitive market where the buyer really is spoiled for choice. We’re as obsessive as ever over recommending the best vehicles for United Kingdom’s car-buying public – and choosing this year’s winners has been a very thorough and enjoyable process.’
Full details of all the Parkers New Car Awards winners and the runners-up can be found at: www.parkers.co.uk/car-awards/
THE FULL LIST OF 2022 WINNERS
Parkers New Car of the Year (2022)
Skoda Enyaq iV
Best First Car
Best Small Family Car
Best Medium Family Car
SEAT Leon Estate
Best Large Family Car
Best Small Electric Car
Fiat 500 Electric
Best Medium Electric Car
Best Large Electric Car
Skoda Enyaq iV
Best Car for Thrill-Seekers
Toyota GR Yaris
Best Car for Sun-Seekers
BMW 4 Series Convertible
Land Rover Defender
Land Rover Discovery
Best Luxury Car
Best Company Car
Best Small Van
Toyota Proace City
Best Medium Van
Ford Transit Custom
Best Large Van
Best Electrified Van
Toyota Proace Electric
Best New Car Finance
Best Used Car
Ford Fiesta (2008-2017)
CONTACT THE PARKERS TEAM
Keith Adams, Editor Parkers
01733 468630, 07753 452970
CJ Hubbard, Editor Parkers Vans and Pickups
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