Toyota C-HR named Parkers New Car of The Year 2018

  • Toyota C-HR named the Parkers New Car of The Year 2018
  • 16 category winners chosen for real-world new-car buyers
  • All-new awards, based on car buyers’ lifestages
  • In partnership with Bauer Media radio stations, websites and magazines
  • Toyota C-HR named the Parkers New Car of The Year 2018
  • 16 category winners chosen for real-world new-car buyers
  • All-new awards, based on car buyers’ lifestages
  • In partnership with Bauer Media radio stations, websites and magazines

The Toyota C-HR has taken overall honours to become the first Car of The Year in Parkers' new awards. The groundbreaking small family car stars in the Parkers New Car Awards 2018, but there are also 16 category winners, ranging from the Best First Car to the Best Car for Thrill-Seekers.  

The Parkers.co.uk team had a tough job choosing the overall winner, with the C-HR strongly challenged by the Skoda Kodiaq, SEAT Ibiza and BMW 5 Series Touring. But the Toyota took the honours based on its involving drive, futuristic yet practical design, low-cost engine options and long five-year warranty.

Why the Toyota C-HR is a winner

Keith Adams, Parkers.co.uk editor, said: ‘It’s exciting that we’ve combined what we know about what our users are viewing on Parkers, with the team’s total 100+ years of editorial expertise. We’re pleased to have chosen such an interesting winner in the Toyota C-HR, in a thoroughly excellent line-up of cars.'

He added: ‘It's a brilliant example of how the most functional of family cars can be spiced up with exciting detail, thoughtful touches and intelligent design to become a true game-changer.

'The Parkers.co.uk team loves the way it drives, and so, it seems, do the younger buyers who are now flocking to Toyota dealers, after years of passing them by.’

See all of the winning cars at: www.parkers.co.uk/awards


SEAT Ibiza

BEST FIRST CAR
in association with Kiss Radio

Winner: SEAT Ibiza 
Highly recommended:
Ford Fiesta
Volkswagen Up 

BEST SMALL FAMILY CAR
in association with Mother & Baby

Winner: Toyota C-HR 
Highly recommended:
Skoda Fabia Estate
Volkswagen Golf 

BEST LARGE FAMILY CAR
in association with Absolute Radio

Winner: BMW 5 Series Touring
Highly recommended:
Skoda Superb Estate
Volvo XC60 

BEST SEVEN-SEATER
in association with Closer

Winner: Skoda Kodiaq  
Highly recommended:
Land Rover Discovery
SEAT Alhambra

BEST CAR FOR SUN-SEEKERS
in association with Magic Radio

Winner: Mazda MX-5
Highly recommended:
Audi A5 Cabriolet
Porsche 718 Boxster 

BEST CAR FOR THRILL-SEEKERS
in association with Mustard.co.uk 

Winner: Ford Focus RS  
Highly recommended:
McLaren 570S
Toyota GT86

BEST COMPANY CAR 
in association with Fleet News

Winner: BMW 330e
Highly recommended:
Vauxhall Astra 1.0 Tech Line Nav
Volkswagen Golf GTE

BEST LUXURY CAR
in association with Today’s Golfer

Winner: Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Highly recommended:
Bentley Bentayga
Porsche Panamera

BEST ECO CAR
in association with The Debrief 

Winner: Renault Zoe
Highly recommended:
Toyota Prius
Volkswagen Golf GTE 

BEST VAN
in association with Commercial Fleet

Winner: Volkswagen Crafter
Highly recommended:
Ford Transit Custom
Renault Kangoo ZE 33

BEST PICKUP
in association with MCN

Winner: Nissan NP300 Navara
Highly recommended:
Mitsubishi L200
Volkswagen Amarok

BEST NEW CAR FINANCE SCHEME
in association with Mustard.co.uk

Winner: Skoda
Highly recommended:
BMW
SEAT

BEST APPROVED USED CAR SCHEME
in association with AM

Winner: Kia 
Highly recommended:
Jaguar
Mitsubishi

BEST CAR TECH INNOVATION
in association with CAR magazine

Winner: Vauxhall OnStar
Highly recommended:
Citroen C3 dash-cam
Jaguar Land Rover’s activity key

BEST SAFETY AWARD
in association with Mother & Baby

Winner: EuroNCAP: 20 years of crash-testing
Highly recommended:
Nissan Micra’s standard safety equipment
Volkswagen van AEB standardisation

BEST OWNERS’ REVIEWS BRAND
Winner: Porsche
Highly recommended:
Lexus
Jaguar

Skoda Kodiaq

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