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Audi A1 wins What Car? Car of the Year

By SYF77 on 25 Jan 2011

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The Audi A1 has been named What Car? Car of the Year, beating strong competition from the Ford Mondeo and Seat Alhambra. Last year, it won What Car? Reader Award for the most exciting car to be launched in 2010.

Audi's smallest car to date went on sale at the end of 2010 and has already proved incredibly popular with buyers. The hugely popular Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec picked up two awards for Best Family Car and Best Estate Car.

The Jaguar XF was crowned Best Executive Car for the fourth time for its looks, drivability and pricing. The Volkswagen Golf won Small Family Car for the fifth year running, a feat matched by the Mercedes S-Class which was named Best Luxury Car. The judges praised the Mercedes limousine for its lavish equipment levels and its class-leading blend of ride quality and handling.

This year's Reader Award went to the new Range Rover Evoque, ahead of its sales date. The British-built, all-electric Nissan Leaf was awarded the new Ultra-Low-Carbon-Car Award. The list of winners can be found below -

The winners:
Car of the Year: Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport
Supermini: Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport
Small family car: Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 122 Match 5dr
Family car: Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec
Estate car: Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec
MPV: Seat Alhambra 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive S
Hot hatch: Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 Cup
Coupe: Audi TT 2.0 TFSI 211 Sport
Open-top: BMW Z4 sDrive23i
Performance car: Ferrari 458 Italia
Crossover: Peugeot 3008 1.6 THP 156 Sport
4×4: Land Rover Discovery 3.0 SDV6XS
Compact executive: BMW 3 Series 320d ES
Executive: Jaguar XF 3.0D V6 Luxury
Luxury car: Mercedes S-Class S350 CDI BLuetec
Ultra-low carbon car: Nissan Leaf
Security: Volkswagen
Safety: Volvo

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Kelloggs Jan 25 2011 09:36 PM
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