What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2018 – the winners

We've chosen the best new cars across 21 categories, and crowned one as our overall Car of the Year...

1. What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2018 – the winners
Our What Car? Car of the Year Award winners
Suzuki Celerio
Skoda Citigo
Kia Picanto
Kia Picanto
Dacia Sandero
Seat Ibiza
Mini Hatchback
Seat Ibiza
Seat Leon
Skoda Octavia
Audi A3 Sportback
Skoda Octavia
Audi E-tron
Citroën C5 Aircross
Jaguar I-Pace
Audi TT
Audi A5 Coupé
Aston Martin DB11
Audi TT
Ford Fiesta
Hyundai i30N
Honda Civic Type R
Honda Civic Type R
Suzuki Vitara
Seat Arona
Audi Q2
Seat Arona
Seat Ateca
Skoda Karoq
Volvo XC40
Volvo XC40
Peugeot 5008
Mazda CX-5
Audi Q5
Peugeot 5008
Subaru XV
Volkswagen T-Roc
Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer
Volkswagen Touran
Ford Galaxy
Volkswagen Touran
Skoda Fabia Estate
Skoda Superb Estate
BMW 5 Series Touring
Skoda Superb Estate
Hyundai Ioniq
Volkswagen Passat Estate GTE Advance
Audi Q7 e-tron
Hyundai Ioniq
Renault Zoe
Nissan Leaf
Tesla Model S
Nissan Leaf
Toyota Yaris
Suzuki Ignis
Mazda CX-5
Suzuki Ignis
Skoda Superb
Audi A4
Kia Stinger GT S
Audi A4
BMW 5 Series
Audi A8
Rolls-Royce Ghost
BMW 5 Series
Tesla
Nissan xStorage system
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Tesla
Audi Q7
Land Rover Discovery
Bentley Bentayga
Audi Q7
Porsche Cayman
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
McLaren 540C
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
Mazda MX-5
Audi A3 Cabriolet
Audi A5 Cabriolet
Mazda MX-5
Volvo XC40
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The Volvo XC40 has been named as What Car?'s Car of the Year for 2018.

The Swedish SUV saw off competition from the Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq to win the Family SUV category, before beating 20 other category winners to be named as the overall Car of the Year – the highest honour that What Car? can bestow on a new car.

Other categories included Hybrid Car of the Year, Sports Car of the Year and Luxury Car of the Year, in which last year's winner, the BMW 5 Series, was once again competing.

The first What Car? Car of the Year Awards were held in 1978, with 2018 marking the 40th anniversary of the event.

Here we reveal all of the 2018 What Car? Car of the Year Award winners.

Click the play button to listen to our Car of the Year podcast special, which is also now available on iTunes.

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