Audi’s new five-door small hatchback beat off stiff competition
from the likes of the new Range Rover to win the award at last night’s ceremony
at Grosvenor House in London.
editor-in-chief, Chas Hallett, said: “The Audi A3 Sportback mixes excellent
refinement and an accomplished driving experience with easily the finest cabin
quality ever seen in a small family hatchback. It sets a new benchmark and it
is keenly priced, a combination that makes it a worthy Car of the Year.”
The Range Rover was named Luxury Car of the Year on a night
when many category winners retained their titles from 2012.
Ford won four prizes, with the Fiesta taking the supermini
award and the Mondeo being named best family car and estate. The Mondeo towing credentials
aren’t in doubt as a previous overall winner at the Tow Car Awards. The Focus
ST-1 was named best hot hatch.
The BMW X3 and Seat Alhambra are both capable tow cars, and
both received recognition from What Car?.
The X3 was named best SUV and the Alhambra best MPV.
You can read more about every winner on Whatcar.com.