What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2018 – the shortlist
From our initial long list of more than 100 cars, these are the new models in with a chance of being crowned the What Car? Car of the Year for 2018...
What Car? has announced the shortlist of 48 new vehicles battling it out to win the coveted overall Car of The Year 2018 accolade, in association with Warranty Direct, at its annual awards ceremony on the 23 January.
The Car of the Year crown will be awarded to a newcomer that has proved itself over all other contenders to be the overall best new car on the UK market.
The shortlist includes a wide variety of vehicles, from city cars and hot hatches through family cars and estates to luxury and sports cars. No fewer than 15 SUVs have made the cut, from large and family versions to luxury, reflecting the explosion in popularity of this versatile sector.
The winner from the shortlist will succeed the BMW 520d SE, which took the prize in 2017.
Click through this slideshow to see all of the cars in the running to be crowned as the What Car? Car of the Year for 2018.