Celebrating the strength of the car industry in the United Kingdom, UKCOTY (UK Car of the Year) has announced the category winners for 2018, ahead of the overall winner being crowned on 23rd February.
Having been created in 2014 to recognise the best cars available on these shores, UKCOTY is an authoritative voice in the industry, with 27 leading motoring journalists forming the judging panel. The 2018 awards have seen the introduction of a new class, Best Hot Hatch, to recognise the prominent segment and take the number of categories to 13.
Across the 13 categories, 12 different manufactures are represented, underlining how competitive the UK industry is in the face of a turbulent market. BMW is the only manufacturer to have secured two category wins, while Peugeot and Lexus have picked up their first category wins since UKCOTY was founded.