Carwow’s Mat Watson unveils the winners of Carwow’s Car of the Year Awards 2024 in the UK

December 05, 2023 by

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  • Volvo has taken the coveted title of ‘Car of The Year’ for its EX30 model, proving that an exceptional car doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag,
  • Carwow gives the title of ‘Brand of the Year’ to Lotus for its automotive ingenuity demonstrated across its latest three stunning models,
  • ‘Most Anticipated New Car of 2024’ goes to the futuristic MG Cyberster, setting hearts racing with its forward thinking design and performance.

London, UK – Carwow, the one-stop shop to change cars, proudly presents the hotly anticipated winners of its annual car awards for 2024, showcasing the very best cars on the market for the year ahead and the most highly commended alternatives, whatever your budget.

In a significant triumph, Volvo has taken the coveted title of ‘Car of The Year’ for its EX30 model, proving that an exceptional car doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Carwow gives the title of ‘Brand of the Year’ to Lotus for its automotive ingenuity demonstrated across its latest three stunning models, while the accolade of ‘Most Anticipated New Car of 2024’ goes to the futuristic MG Cyberster, setting our judges hearts racing with its forward-thinking design and performance.

These awards demonstrate Carwow’s commitment to recognizing and celebrating the cream of the crop when it comes to automotive design and manufacturing. This year, Carwow reviewed hundreds of vehicles, and has selected stand-out winners across 12 categories spanning the breadth of customer needs and desires.

Carwow has become one of the most influential names in consumer car media, with the biggest automotive channel on YouTube keeping over 8 million subscribers entertained while the content across Carwow’s website helps thousands of motorists choose the right car for them every year. The esteemed winners were chosen using the Carwow content team’s decades of experience and expertise in reviewing and testing cars.

Mat Watson, Chief Content Officer at Carwow, said: “Changing your car is often driven by lifestyle changes, whether that’s due to expanding your family, getting a new job, moving to a new place or buying a pet. It marks a reason to celebrate. We know that car changing is a big deal, and Carwow is where you come, to get the big deals done.

“To help buyers make the best choice for them, we’ve looked at everything from price and performance, to efficiency, comfort, and practicality – things that really matter to car buyers. We’ve also picked out the cars we think lead the field and offer something different, innovative and valuable to buyers paying out their hard-earned money. We hope our esteemed winners list gives anyone considering what car to drive in 2024 the certainty they need to make that change.”

Volvo EX30 has been crowned Carwow’s 2024 ‘Car of the Year’: “Volvo has absolutely smashed it out of the park. The little EX30 is the best all-round electric car and the best all-round car of 2023. It is priced to appeal to the head as much as the design and driving experience appeal to the heart. It’s got such charm and character, and is another persuasive argument for anyone thinking about going electric.” said Watson.

‘Manufacturer of the Year’ was awarded to Lotus, Mat Watson said: “Lotus is right back on form and it’s great to see. The Emira is peak Lotus: light, responsive and fun; the Eletre shows that the British brand isn’t scared to embrace the future with a really impressive electric SUV; and the new Emeya saloon gives me plenty of reason to think the company has a bright future.”

The award for ‘2024’s most anticipated new car’ goes to the MG Cyberster, “The Cyberster is exactly the car we’ve all hoped for from MG – a brand riding the crest of the EV wave like almost no other. The electric two-seater sports car looks fantastic and the performance figures reckon 0-60mph in three seconds could be on. We’re all very excited to get behind the wheel in 2024.” said Watson.