What Car? Awards: the long list

* What Car? Car of the Year Awards less than a month away * Reminder of the cars in the running for the big prize * Results announced on January 7, 2014...

What Car? Awards: the long list

The What Car? Car of the Year 2014 will be announced in less than one month's time, and here is a reminder of the cars that are in contention for the prizes.

The winner of each category will come from the longlist below, as will the overall winner. This year sees a few changes, with the SUV bracket now divided into small and large categories. 

There is one category that you can get involved in; the Reader Award. This is voted for by you, and rewards the car that you're most excited about in 2014.

The overall winner last year was the Audi A3 Sportback 1.4 TSI 122 SE, and this year's winner will be revealed at a glamorous ceremony in London on January 7, 2014.**

City car**
Fiat 500
Hyundai i10
Seat Mii
Skoda Citigo
Volkswagen Up

Small car
Audi A1
Dacia Sandero
Ford Fiesta
Renault Clio
Renault Zoe

Family car
Audi A3 Sportback
Ford Mondeo
Kia Cee'd
Mazda 3
Peugeot 308
Skoda Octavia
Volkswagen Golf

Estate car
BMW 5 Series Touring
Ford Mondeo Estate
Honda Civic Tourer
Kia Cee'd Sportswagon
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
Seat Leon ST
Skoda Octavia Estate
Volkswagen Golf Estate

Sports car
Alfa Romeo 4C
Ferrari F12
Jaguar F-type
McLaren 12C Spider
Porsche Boxster
Porsche Cayman
Porsche 911

Citroen C3 Picasso
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
Kia Carens
Nissan Note
Seat Alhambra
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

Audi TT
BMW 4 Series
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
Seat Leon SC
Volkswagen Scirocco

Hot hatch
Ford Fiesta ST
Ford Focus ST
Renault Megane Renaultsport 265 Cup
Seat Leon Cupra
Suzuki Swift Sport
Volkswagen Golf GTI

Small SUV
Audi Q3
Fiat 500L Trekking
Nissan Qashqai
Peugeot 3008
Range Rover Evoque
Renault Captur
Skoda Yeti
Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

Large SUV
Honda CR-V
Land Rover Discovery
Mazda CX-5
Range Rover Sport

Executive car
Audi A3 Saloon
BMW 3 Series
BMW 5 Series
Lexus IS
Maserati Ghibli
Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Open-top car
Audi A3 Cabriolet
Citroen DS3 Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
Mini Roadster
Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

Luxury car
Audi A8
Bentley Flying Spur
Maserati Quattroporte
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Range Rover
Rolls-Royce Phantom

Reader award
Citroen Cactus
Ford Ecosport
Ford Mondeo
Jaguar F-type Coupe
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Nissan X-Trail
Porsche Macan

By Tom Webster