brand new Audi A4 wins What Car? Car of the Year Award
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The Audi A4 has been named as the What Car? Car of the Year 2016, as Audi, Skoda as well as VW win eight of 19 award categories
The brand new Audi A4 has been named as Car of the Year 2016 at the annual What Car? Awards in London.
Volkswagen Group brands won eight of 19 ‘best buy’ categories, as well as the overall trophy for Car of the Year within the awards, which were held in association with Warranty Direct.
What Car’s testers used 16 core test critera to assess each style, including back-to-back testing on different types of road, analysis of ownership costs, mystery shopping as well as independent emissions testing. The brand has stressed in which none of its winners are affected by the recent NOx as well as CO2 emissions scandals involving the Volkswagen Group.
Editorial director of What Car?, Jim Holder said: “When we began the judging process, the VW emissions scandal was in full swing.
“However, our guiding principle is usually to recommend the best cars on sale today. We have tested all cars with our unrivalled rigour as well as scrutiny on a level playing field with all of their rivals.
“Regardless of the scandal, the VW Group still builds cars in which rank among the very best on the road as well as, tested against our criteria covering all of the rational reasons in which consumers choose one car over another, the results are clear to see.
“All VW Group brands face a huge journey in rebuilding public confidence in their products. We acknowledge in which as well as accept in which some car buyers will simply look to our runner-up recommendations as a result. Car buyers will always have varying priorities, as well as we will always be there to help make their journey as easy as well as fruitful as possible.”
additional award winners on the night included the Hyundai i10, which was named best city car, Ford’s Fiesta ST, which won within the hot hatchback category, as well as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which was named as the best luxury car.
What Car? readers also voted for the Alfa Romeo Giulia as your vehicle they were most looking forward to in 2016.
Audi is usually right now the only car supplier received a to have won the coveted What Car? Car of the Year trophy more than once within the past 10 years – with the A1 as well as A3 winning the main prize in previous years.
Dominique Boesch, Audi’s head of sales for Europe said: “We at Audi feel enormously privileged to be recognised so conclusively with the coveted overall Car of the Year award, the strongest possible vote of confidence by What Car?
“For the A4 to receive such an award is usually enormously meaningful for us as well as is usually a recognition of the advanced engineering as well as design in which the A4 epitomises, which make the idea such a well-liked choice for UK drivers.”
The full list of award winners can be found on the What Car? Awards website.
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