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What Car? Reader Award contenders

What Car? readers can choose what they think will be the most exciting new car of 2017, because our Reader Award is open for voting - but hurry, voting will close at midnight tonight.

Cars including the new Jaguar I-Pace, Audi Q5, Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Ford Fiesta are all fighting it out to be named as the winner of our Reader Award. The winner will be announced as part of the 40th annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards, which take place on 11 January.

The What Car? awards are the most established honours for both car manufacturers and the public, with the Reader Award in particular providing a valuable indication of customer reaction to upcoming new cars.

Last year, Alfa Romeo's Giulia scooped the prestigous accolade, and 12 more cars are shortlisted for this year's award. The online vote is open, and closes at midnight on 5 December 2016.

What Car? Reader Award 2017 – the shortlist

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Alfa Romeo’s first ever SUV will be a rival for the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Jaguar F-Pace. Expect a style-focused model that’s still practical enough for family life.

Find out more about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Audi Q5

The new Audi Q5 might look similar to the original, but it’s actually got more in common with our 2016 Car of the Year, the A4 saloon. The Q5 is comfortable, classy inside and offers good performance, too.

Find out more about the Audi Q5

Ford Fiesta

Ford’s Fiesta hatchback is the best-selling car in the UK. This all-new version offers more grown-up looks and extra space and equipment, but the same fun drive.

Find out more about the Ford Fiesta

Honda Civic Type R

So far, this hot version of the latest Civic hatchback has only been shown in concept form, but expect the finished car to have the same wild looks, and around 350bhp.

Find out more about the Honda Civic Type R

Jaguar I-Pace

The I-Pace SUV will be Jaguar’s first electric car. Smaller and sleeker than the conventionally-powered F-Pace, the I-Pace is designed to combine vivid performance with a range of up to 300 miles between charges.

Find out more about the Jaguar I-Pace

Lexus LC 500

The LC 500 is Lexus's new flagship performance model, and a successor to the LFA supercar. It’s a four-seat sports coupΓ© and will be offered with both petrol and hybrid power.

Find out more about the Lexus LC 500

Land Rover Discovery

Like today’s Land Rover Discovery, the new one is hugely practical, with space for seven adults. However, efficiency is much improved, while interior quality is now worthy of a Range Rover.

Find out more about the Land Rover Discovery

Mini Countryman

This new version of Mini’s Countryman SUV is both classier and more practical than the original. Plus, it will be available as a plug-in hybrid capable of around 25 miles on electric power.

Find out more about the Mini Countryman

Peugeot 5008

The MPV market is shrinking, so the new Peugeot 5008 combines the practicality of these seven-seat people carriers with the stylish, go-anywhere looks of an SUV.

Find out more about the Peugeot 5008

Seat Arona

Seat’s first SUV, the Ateca, was so good that it knocked the Nissan Qashqai off top spot in the class, and now with the Arona, Seat is gunning for the smaller Juke.

Find out more about the Seat Arona

Tesla Model 3

The Model 3 will be electric brand Tesla’s most affordable car yet. A rival to the BMW 3 Series, it can accelerate from 0-60mph in less than six seconds, and cover up to 250 miles on one charge.

Find out more about the Tesla Model 3

Vauxhall Insignia

Vauxhall is on a bit of a roll at the moment, and the new Insignia executive car looks set to continue it, combining efficient engines and a practical interior with sleek looks inspired by the Monza concept car, above.

Find out more about the Vauxhall Insignia

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