Choosing a company car can be an exhausting experience for user-choosers who are often overwhelmed by choice and worn down by how long the process can take.
Luckily, the inaugural Company Car Today Awards have just taken place at the Café de Paris in London, and effectively compiled a list of the best company cars available in 2018.
Each winner was picked based on it being the best all-round company car in its sector, based on running costs, efficiency, practicality and all-round appeal.
Company Car Today said its awards aimed to spotlight the top company car choices and give fleets the best options for their business car operations.
So who were the winners?
Citroen was one of the big winners on the night, coming away with three awards. The C3 Aircross won compact crossover of the year, MPV of the year went to the C4 Picasso, while the forthcoming C5 Aircross was deemed to be the most exciting new car of 2018.
BMW also came out top in three categories, with the X1 winning premium crossover of the year, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) of the year for the 330e, and the overall prize of car of the year for the 5 Series.
Volvo did pretty well too, clinching premium lower medium car of the year with the V40, then large SUV of the year for the XC90.
In the rapidly expanding world of SUVs, the Peugeot 5008 won SUV of the year, Alfa Romeo's Stelvio was named premium SUV of the year, while the SEAT Ateca claimed crossover of the year.
Nissan’s radically reborn Micra won supermini of the year, while the Honda Civic was deemed to be the finest model in the lower medium segment. Finally, luxury car of the year went to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Speaking on Citroen’s trio of awards, Company Car Today editor Paul Barker said: “Citroen’s first venture into the crossover sector has proven successful with the C3 Aircross, and that car is to be followed by another winner, if the opinions of Company Car Today’s readership are anything to go by.
“The C5 Aircross won’t arrive in the UK until the end of 2018, but our readers have voted it the arrival they’re most excited about this year.
“This will be a crucial car for Citroen because crossovers are ever-more popular among company drivers, so this bodes well for the future.”
Company Car Today Awards 2018: full list of winners
Supermini of the year: Nissan Micra
Premium supermini of the year: Mini Hatch
Lower medium: Honda Civic
Premium lower medium car of the year: Volvo V40
Upper medium: Vauxhall Insignia
Crossover of the year: SEAT Ateca
Compact crossover of the year: Citroen C3 Aircross
Premium crossover of the year: BMW X1
SUV of the year: Peugeot 5008
Large SUV of the year: Volvo XC90
Premium SUV of the year: Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Luxury car of the year: Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Electric car of the year: Renault Zoe
PHEV of the year: BMW 330e
Sports car of the year: Mazda MX-5
MPV of the year: Citroen C4 Picasso
Large MPV of the year: Ford S-Max
Most Exciting New Car of 2018: Citroen C5 Aircross
Car of the year: BMW 5 Series
Posted on 24th January 2018
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