What we are looking for

  • The Reader Award is where What Car? readers vote for what they think will be the most exciting new car of 2018, from a shortlist of 12 new cars compiled by What Car?’s experts. The award provides a particularly valuable indication to car manufacturers of customer reaction to upcoming new cars.
  • Last year’s winner, the Honda Civic Type R, has gone on to become our favourite hot hatchback of 2018, and previous winners include the Jaguar C-X16 concept – which previewed the F-Type sports car – the Alfa Romeo 4C and the Honda HR-V.