What Car? Reader Award – last chance to vote

The annual What Car? Reader Award goes to the upcoming model that people are most excited about, with voting closing tonight. These are the models in contention...

Reader Award contenders 2021

Time is running out for car buyers to vote for the upcoming model they are most excited about seeing in showrooms, because voting for the 2021 What Car? Reader Award sponsored by ALA Insurance will close this evening. The winner will be announced as part of the 44th What Car? Car of the Year Awards in January.

The shortlist for the 2021 Reader Award has been drawn up by the experts at What Car? and includes models from a diverse group of vehicle classes. They range from small hatchbacks to large SUVs, and include six pure electric vehicles (EVs), the largest number to date.

EVs have a strong track record in the Reader Award, with the Jaguar I-Pace winning it in 2018 and the Honda E in 2019, although last year’s landslide winner was the Land Rover Defender.

SUVs feature prominently again in the 2021 shortlist, with the Alfa Romeo Tonale, Nissan Qashqai, Renault Arkana, Range Rover and Toyota Yaris Cross all among the contenders, while electric SUVs include the Audi Q4 e-tron, Ioniq 5, Tesla Model Y and Volkswagen ID.4.

The other electric contenders are the BMW i4 saloon and Cupra el-Born hatchback. Meanwhile, all-new versions of the Mercedes C-Class, Skoda Fabia and Vauxhall Astra complete the line-up.

Readers can vote for the model they’re most excited about by visiting www.wcreaderaward.com – but hurry, voting closes at the end of the day.

The 14 nominees for the 2021 What Car? Reader Award are: 

  • Alfa Romeo Tonale
  • Audi Q4 e-tron
  • BMW i4
  • Cupra el-Born
  • Ioniq 5
  • Mercedes C-Class
  • Nissan Qashqai
  • Range Rover
  • Renault Arkana
  • Skoda Fabia
  • Tesla Model Y
  • Toyota Yaris Cross
  • Vauxhall Astra
  • Volkswagen ID.4

The 2021 What Car? Awards will be a week-long, entirely online event, showcasing the very best cars on sale. There will be 27 category winners, with one of these named the overall Car of the Year.

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