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PARKERS ANNOUNCES SHORTLIST FOR NEW CAR AWARDS 2019

Parkers – the definitive resource for car buyers in the U.K. - has today (23rd August) announced the shortlist for Parkers New Car Awards 2019 in partnership with Absolute Radio and mustard.co.uk with voting now open for an additional category: the People’s Choice Award.

The new award asks consumers to choose their favourite electric car arriving on the market – placing them at the heart of the most prevalent topic in the automotive industry today.

Voters can choose from a shortlist of electric/plug-in cars, ranging from a Porsche Taycan to an Audi E-Tron, giving them the power to shape the conversation and continue to place consumer insight at the heart of Parkers impartial buying advice.

Now in its second year, the Parkers New Car Awards 2019 continue to reflect the views of Britain’s car-buying public, with winners decided by the purchasing habits of the website’s 2.3+ million users* actively involved in the buying process – cementing Parker’s position as the most trusted resource for car buyers in the U.K. 

Further categories have been added this year to reflect the buying habits of Parkers.co.uk users: Best off-roader and Best tow car, and invaluable insight into the secondhand market from Parkers Cars for Sale has seen the introduction of the Used Car of the Year award.

Keith Adams, Parkers.co.uk Editor, said: ‘It’s great that we’ve been able to expand the Parkers New Car Awards to include more categories, the People’s Choice Award, and a brand-new joint partner from the Bauer portfolio. We’ve combined what we know about what our users with more than 100 years of car reviewing expertise on our team. It’s a fabulous line-up of exceptional cars in an awards list like no other.’

Voting is now open for the People’s Choice Award: parkers.co.uk/awards

The winners of the Parkers New Car Awards 2019 and the Parkers New Car of The Year will be announced on 20 September on the Parkers website: www.parkers.co.uk/awards

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Full shortlist:

SHORTLISTED CARS AND AWARDS

BEST FIRST CAR

  • Ford Fiesta
  • SEAT Ibiza
  • Skoda Citigo

BEST SMALL FAMILY CAR 

  • Dacia Duster
  • Ford Focus
  • Peugeot Rifter/Citroen Berlingo/Vauxhall Combo Life 

BEST LARGE FAMILY CAR

  • Audi A6
  • BMW X3
  • Volvo V60 

BEST SEVEN-SEATER

  • Audi Q7
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Skoda Kodiaq

BEST LUXURY CAR

  • Audi A8
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Volkswagen Touareg 

BEST ECO CAR

  • Hyundai Kona Electric
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Renault Zoe

BEST CAR FOR SUN-SEEKERS

  • Audi A5 Convertible
  • Ford Mustang Convertible
  • Mercedes E-Class Convertible 

BEST CAR FOR THRILL-SEEKERS

  • Alpine A110
  • Ford Fiesta ST
  • Renault Megane RS

BEST COMPANY CAR

  • Audi A6
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Toyota Prius 

BEST OFF-ROADER

  • Dacia Duster
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 

BEST TOW CAR

  • Land Rover Discovery
  • Ssangyong Musso
  • Volkswagen Touareg    

BEST VAN

  • Ford Transit Custom
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • Volkswagen Crafter 

BEST PICKUP

  • Mercedes-Benz X-Class
  • Mitsubishi L200
  • Volkswagen Amarok 

BEST NEW-CAR FINANCE

  • Mazda
  • Skoda
  • Volvo 

BEST SAFETY AWARD

  • Hyundai Nexo interior and exterior safety systems
  • Waze integration in cars
  • Euro NCAP 

BEST TECH INNOVATION

  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter for integration of MBUX and MB Pro Connect)
  • SEAT for bringing Alexa in-car integration to market
  • BMW for bringing EV induction charging to market 

USED CAR OF THE YEAR

  • Fiat 500 (2008-)
  • Ford Fiesta (2009-2016)
  • Volkswagen Golf (2013-) 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

  • Audi E-Tron
  • MINI Electric Hatch
  • Polestar 1
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Tesla Model 3
  • Volkswagen ID Neo

ENDS

About Parkers

Parkers.co.uk is one of the UK’s biggest motoring advice websites, drawing 2.3 million users a month who consume our expert car reviews, buying tools, valuations, advice, features and cars for sale (GA, July 2018).

*Based on Google Analytics data, July 2018: 2,332,331 users, with a total of 17,363,753 page views.

Parkers is the definitive resource for anyone buying, selling or owning a car in the UK. Available online at Parkers.co.uk or in print as the Parkers Price Guide, you’ll find 1,000 car reviews, essential news and advice for consumers, prices for every car model since 1989 and new and used cars for sale.

For further press information please contact:

 

Sian Collins, Communications Executive, Bauer Media

E: Sian.collins@bauermedia.co.uk

T: 07718124791