Car of the Year 2007 - Introduction

19 January 2007
Welcome to what those in the car industry call the car 'Oscars' - the What Car? Car of the Year Awards, sponsored by the RAC.

What culminates in the next 17 pages of winners began as the sun set on last year's awards. Twelve months of research, road testing, number-crunching and debate ended with this year's winners announced at a rather posh do at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on January 18.

For us, this year's awards are more significant than usual. Judging cars is becoming more and more difficult for us, and we know from what you tell us that choosing is even more difficult for you.

So this year, we've reassessed our categories and introduced new price points. It's designed to help you buy the right car at the right price.

Read on to find out the very best new cars you can buy.
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