The winners of the Telegraph Cars Awards

In a glittering ceremony at Somerset House in London the editor of Telegraph Cars, Steve Huntingford, announced the winners of this year’s awards.

The Telegraph Cars team chose three cars in each category then allowed readers to vote for the final winners. The Jaguar XE took the prestigious car of the year award; take a look at the full list of winners below.

Best family car     
Audi A3 Sportback

Best fun car     
BMW M235i

Best seven-seater       
Citroën Grand C4 Picasso

Best small hatchback  
Ford Fiesta

Best estate car 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

Best SUV     
Land Rover Discovery Sport

Best sports car  
Audi TT

Best convertible     
Porsche 911 Targa 4S

Best eco car 
BMW i8

Best car under £10k  
Volkswagen up

Best business car                              
Jaguar XE

Best luxury car                                 
Bentley Flying Spur

Safety award                                     

Eco innovation award            
GKN hybrid flywheel

Brand of the year                               
Land Rover

Design of the year                              
Audi TT – interior

Car of the year                                  
Jaguar XE

Last year’s car of the year was the Ford Fiesta and while it was still recognised as the best small hatchback, the Jaguar XE took the top spot thanks to its good looks and fuel economy, as well as its blend of comfort and the obvious fun factor.

You can find out what Rebecca and the rest of the Telegraph Cars team think about these cars over on the YouTube Channel. Subscribe to make sure you keep up-to-date with the latest reviews and news!

One of Rebecca’s latest reviews features the Mercedes C63 AMG, which is powered by a fantastic 469bhp twin-turbo V8 – not bad for a family estate. Listen to that engine and watch Rebecca put the car through its paces here.

If you are looking for something a little more sedate, Rebecca has reviewed the BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer MPV, although she does describe it as “about as stylish as a shoe box.” Watch the full review here.

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