The winners of the new car awards 2020

The winners of the new car awards 2020

2020 has been a challenging year for many – but when it comes to shiny new cars rolling off the production lines, there’s plenty to look forward to. Autotrader surveyed over 181,000 of their readers across the UK to figure out which wheels came out on top in 2020 – and here are the results:


New Car of the Year

Tesla Model 4

Taking the prestigious top spot of new car of the year, the Tesla Model 3 continues Tesla’s trend of producing innovative, exciting new vehicles that the public truly loves.


Most Loved Brand


There’s no other brand quite like MINI, with their iconic logo, instantly recognisable designs and much-loved sense of style. With the most loved brand award under their belt, MINI is still top of the charts when it comes to brand leadership and recognition.


Most Loved Car

BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series is one of those vehicles that command attention, and the public agrees, with this sleek vehicle taking the top spot for most loved car in 2020. BMW is a brand that’s always synonymous with luxury, and the 3 Series is no exception.


Best 7 Seater

Volvo XC90

Volvo might not be the first company you think of when you think ‘people carrier’, but the XC90 isn’t your typical 7-seater car. With a rugged finish and plenty of visual appeal, this sleek design is a stylish choice for any large family looking for something new.


Best Car for City Driving

Nissan Qashqai

Nippy, easy to manoeuvre and pleasant to look at, the Qashqai has many benefits. Plus, it doesn’t look like your traditional Smart or VW city car, which is a bonus for those who are fans of a more robust frame. For city livers, Nissan comes out on top.


Best Car for Dog Owners

Skoda Karoq

From long hikes to muddy paws, Skoda’s got is covered with the Karoq, the public’s number one choice for dog-friendly vehicles. With plenty of boot space and easy to clean interiors, it’s no wonder this vehicle is the top dog in the competition.


Best Car for Families

Volvo XC60

Volvo features once more with the slightly more compact but still stylish XC60. Also built with families in mind, without sacrificing that modern style, this model is just as perfect for the school run as it is for family holidays—the best of all worlds.

James Cartwright

James Cartwright

James is an innovator in the Gap Insurance market with a longstanding understanding of automotive and Gap Insurance and consumer trends. In authoring these articles he brings together over 20 years of industry experience and a lifetime as an automotive enthusiast.

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