Peugeot scoops top prize at What Car? awards

Peugeot scooped the top prize at the prestigious What Car? awards in London's Grosvenor Park Hotel last night as the 3008 was named Car of the Year.

Reaction to the Peugeot 3008's victory is likely to be mixed. The car beat off several other worthy contenders, including the VW Polo, the Audi R8 V10 and the Skoda Yeti to the overall title.

It also saw off competition from the Volvo XC60 and Skoda Yeti to win a newly-created Crossover category. Elsewhere, the Polo grabbed the Supermini title and the Audi R8 was named best performance car.

Other winners on the night included the Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 Cup and the Land Rover Discovery, while the Audi A1 picked up the Reader Award despite not having been officially seen in pictures yet.

Click continue to see the full list of winners:Supermini - VW Polo 1.4 SE
Small Family - VW Golf 1.4 TSI SE
Family - Mazda 6 2.2D 163 TS
Estate - Mazda 6 2.2D 163 TS
MPV - Peugeot 5008 1.6 HDI 110 Active
Hot Hatch - Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 Cup
Coupe - Audi TT 2.0 TFSI
Open-top - BMW Z4 sDrive23i
Performance - Audi R8 V10
Crossover - Peugeot 3008 1.6 THP Sport
4x4 - Land Rover Discovery TDV6 XS
Compact Executive - BMW 320d ES
Executive - Jaguar XF 3.0D V6 Luxury
Luxury - Mercedes-Benz S350CDI Blue Efficiency
Reader Award - Audi A1

We'll be driving the Peugeot 3008 in the next few weeks to find out whether it is as good as its award-winning status implies.
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