Why the Audi A3 is Car of the Year 2013
What Car? editor-in-chief Chas Hallett said: 'The Audi A3 Sportback mixes excellent refinement and an accomplished driving experience with easily the finest cabin quality ever seen in a small family hatchback.
'It sets a new benchmark and it is keenly priced, a combination that makes it a worthy Car of the Year.'
Here, new car editor Will Nightingale explains what made the Audi stand out against some very strong competition.