Britain's top cars

for 2017

Hyundai Ioniq electric, front
Toyota Prius, front
Mercedes-Benz E 220d AMG Line, 2016, front, action
Rolls-Royce Blue Dawn
Volvo V90, side, action
Renault Grand Scenic, 2016, front
SEAT Ateca, front action
Jaguar F-PACE, side, action
Porsche 718 Cayman, 2016, front
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
Porsche 718 Boxster
Ford Focus RS, front action

CARS from 10 different manufacturers have been hailed best-in-class after the first round of voting in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2017.

The list includes more honours for Jaguar's fast-selling F-PACE SUV and wins for the first time in the awards for Hyundai, SEAT, Renault and Toyota.

The shortlisted models, selected by a panel of 28 of the nation's leading motoring writers, will now go forward to the final round where the winner if the UK Car of the Year will be announced on February 24.

Winning their first UK Car of the Year Awards were Hyundai, Toyota, Renault and SEAT.

In the Best Small Hatch class, the Hyundai IONIQ beat off stiff competition to win, while the latest generation of Toyota's Prius was voted Best Family Car.

Renault's Scenic/Grand Scenic has been named Best MPV, and in the popular category of Best Crossover the SEAT Ateca came out on top.

The UK Car of the Year Awards 2017 also proved fruitful for two German manufacturers, as Mercedes-Benz and Porsche claimed two prizes apiece.

In the Best Executive Car category, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class took top spot, while the S-Class Cabriolet was hailed as Best Cabriolet.

The Porsche pairing of the 718 Cayman and Boxster were voted Best Coupe and Best Sports Car respectively.

After winning the title of Best Luxury Car in 2015 with its Ghost, Rolls-Royce once again triumphed in the category with the Dawn.

At the other end of the driving spectrum, Ford reclaimed the Best Performance Car crown with the Focus RS, having previously won the category in 2014 with the Fiesta ST.

Best Estate Car was judged to be Volvo's V90 and the new Large Crossover category was won by the Jaguar F-PACE.

The full list of UK Car of the Year Awards 2017 category winners is:

Best Small Hatch - Hyundai IONIQ Best Family Car - Toyota Prius Best Executive Car - Mercedes-Benz E-Class Best Luxury Car - Rolls-Royce Dawn Best Estate Car - Volvo V90 Best MPV - Renault Scenic/Grand Scenic Best Crossover - SEAT Ateca Best Large Crossover - Jaguar F-PACE Best Coupe - Porsche 718 Cayman Best Cabriolet - Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet Best Sports Car - Porsche 718 Boxster Best Performance Car - Ford Focus RS


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