Auto Express reveals New Car Awards 2022 shortlist

Published at: 24th May 2022

London, 24 May 2022: Provisional contenders for the UK’s most prestigious new car awards – the Auto Express New Car Awards – have been revealed. The Awards celebrate the best new cars on sale, from city cars to SUVs as well as vans and pick-ups, covering the latest petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric models. They’re voted for by the expert reviewers at Auto Express, with every single model analysed according to specific criteria derived from audience research. Only the very best cars make the shortlist.

Auto Express editor-in-chief Steve Fowler commented “It’s very easy to buy a new car badly and very difficult to buy a new car well. Now more than ever consumers need trusted advice when buying their next car – there is so much choice, new technologies and looming changes in legislation to get their heads around, it can be a minefield. Our awards provide them with the advice they need to buy the right car at the right price.

“In spite of everything else that’s going on in the world right now, our data proves there’s still strong demand for new cars. And it’s these models – and the people who make, market and sell them – that we’ll be celebrating at the Auto Express Awards on 5th July.”

The ceremony will finish with the crowning of the Auto Express Car of the Year 2022. 


Provisional New Car Awards shortlist

City Car of the Year

Fiat 500

Hyundai i10

Kia Picanto

Toyota Aygo

Volkswagen up!

Supermini of the Year

Dacia Sandero

Ford Fiesta

Renault Clio

Skoda Fabia

Vauxhall Corsa

Family Car of the Year

Cupra Born

Dacia Jogger

Skoda Octavia

Toyota Corolla

Vauxhall Astra

Estate Car of the Year

BMW 3 Series Touring

Mercedes E-Class Estate


Peugeot 308 SW

Skoda Octavia Estate

Small Company Car of the Year

Cupra Born

Mercedes A 250 e


Renault Captur

Vauxhall Corsa-e

Mid-size Company Car of the Year

BMW i4

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Kia EV6

Mercedes C 300 e

Skoda Enyaq iV

Large Company Car of the Year

Audi e-tron

BMW 5 Series


Jaguar I-Pace

Porsche Taycan

Small SUV of the Year

Honda HR-V

Kia Niro

Renault Captur

Suzuki Vitara Full Hybrid

Toyota Yaris Cross

Mid-size SUV of the Year

Citroen C5 Aircross

Hyundai Tucson

Kia Sportage

Nissan Qashqai

Skoda Enyaq iV

Large SUV of the Year

Hyundai Santa Fe

Kia Sorento

Peugeot 5008

SEAT Tarraco

Skoda Kodiaq

Small Premium SUV of the Year 

Audi Q3


Cupra Formentor

Mercedes GLA

Range Rover Evoque

Mid-size Premium SUV of the Year  


Jaguar F-Pace

Lexus NX

Mazda CX-60

Porsche Macan

Large Premium SUV of the Year

Audi Q7


Land Rover Defender

Mercedes GLS

Porsche Cayenne

Luxury Car of the Year 

Bentley Flying Spur


Mercedes S-Class

Range Rover

Rolls-Royce Ghost

Hot Hatch of the Year

Audi RS 3

Cupra Leon

Ford Fiesta ST

Hyundai i20 N

Mercedes-AMG A45 S

Coupé of the Year

Alpine A110

Audi A5

BMW 2 Series

Porsche 718 Cayman

Toyota GR86

Convertible of the Year

Audi A5 Cabriolet

Lexus LC

Mazda MX-5

Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet

MINI Convertible

Performance Car of the Year

Ferrari 296 GTB

Lotus Emira

Maserati MC20

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS

Toyota GR Yaris

Affordable Electric Car of the Year

Fiat 500

Kia Niro EV


Peugeot e-2008

Vauxhall Corsa-e

Premium Electric Car of the Year

BMW i4

Genesis GV60

Hyundai Ioniq 5 

Porsche Taycan

Tesla Model 3

Affordable Hybrid Car of the Year

Citroen C5 X

Honda Jazz

Kia Niro EV

Skoda Octavia iV

Toyota Yaris

Premium Hybrid Car of the Year

Alfa Romeo Tonale

BMW 530e

DS 4

Lexus NX

Mercedes C 300 e

Pick-up of the Year   

Ford Ranger

Isuzu D-Max

SsangYong Musso

Toyota Hilux

Electric Van of the Year 

Ford E-Transit


Vauxhall Combo-e

Vauxhall Vivaro-e

Toyota Proace City Electric

Van of the Year   

Fiat Ducato

Ford Transit Custom

Iveco Daily

Renault Trafic

Suzuki Jimny Commercial