What Car? Awards 2020

The What Car? Car of the Year Awards is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the automotive calendar, valued by carmakers for the impact recognition can have on vehicle sales and brand identity.

With the What Car? Safety Award, Thatcham Research has long celebrating the carmakers who put safety top of the priority list. Over the years the progression has been remarkable. Where once the mere presence of technology like Autonomous Emergency Braking was a positive factor, today nearly all the cars tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 have the potentially life-saving system fitted as standard.

Now Thatcham Research, for the first time, is sponsoring the coveted Technology Award too, zoning in on pioneering technologies that are not only innovative by today’s standards but will also establish new platforms for the future.

Hit the buttons below to find out more about the technologies and cars in contention for both awards.

What Car? Safety Award - previous winners

2019

MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS

2018

VOLVO XC60

2017

TOYOTA PRIUS

2016

VOLVO XC90

2015

DISCOVERY SPORT