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Electric cars and hybrids triumph at 2020 What Car? awards

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What Car? has revealed the winners of its 2020 Car of the Year Awards, including its new Small Electric Car and Large Electric Car accolades – introduced to recognise the evolution of the electric car segment.

The latest, longer-range Renault Zoe took the new Small Electric Car title at the 2020 What Car? Car of the Year Awards

The new titles were taken respectively by the new longer-range Renault Zoe – which covered 192 miles in What Cars? real-world range test – and Tesla Model 3, which was selected based on its long range and ultra-fast charging capability along with strong performance and refinement.

They were joined on the winners list by the Toyota Corolla, which took the Best Hybrid award, and the BMW 3 Series, named Best Plug-in Hybrid.

The 3 Series was also dubbed Best Executive Car and took the Safety Award, as nominated by Thatcham Research and based on its high scores in Euro NCAP impact testing and its Autonomous Emergency Braking system, which can detect other vehicles along with pedestrians and cyclists.

What Car’s? overall Car of the Year 2020 was the new Ford Puma, which headed up the Small SUV category, while other segment winners included the Škoda Scala and Superb.

What Car? Car Of The Year Awards 2020 Winners List

Car of the Year 2020
Ford Puma

Best Performance Car
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Best Sports Car
Alpine A110 Pure

Best Luxury SUV
Audi Q7

Best Coupe
Audi TT

Best Plug-In Hybrid – sponsored by Ubitricity
BMW 3 Series

Best Executive Car
BMW 3 Series

Best Luxury Car
BMW 5 Series

Best MPV
Citroën Berlingo

Best Small SUV – sponsored by CAP HPI
Ford Puma

Best Hot Hatch
Honda Civic Type R GT

Best Value Car – sponsored by MotorEasy
Kia Picanto

Best Family SUV
Range Rover Evoque

Best Coupe SUV
Range Rover Velar

Best Convertible
Mercedes Benz S-Class

Best Large SUV – sponsored by Quotezone
Peugeot 5008

Best Sports SUV
Porsche Macan S

Best Small Electric Car – sponsored by Instavolt
Renault Zoe

Best Family Car
Skoda Scala

Best Estate Car
Skoda Superb

Best Large Electric Car – sponsored by myenergi
Tesla Model 3

Best Hybrid – sponsored by CitNow
Toyota Corolla

Best Small Car
Volkswagen Polo

Best Pick-Up Truck
Volkswagen Amarok

Safety Award – sponsored by Thatcham Research
BMW 3 Series

Reader Award – sponsored by ALA Insurance
Land Rover Defender

Reliability Award – sponsored by MotorEasy

Technology Award – sponsored by Thatcham Research


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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.