Autocar Car Of The Year

VW Golf completes NZ awards double

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen's Golf rules the roost in New Zealand after picking up its second major award inside a week.

Countdown to our car of the year

Mazda CX-5.

Countdown to our most thoroughly contested Car of the Year Awards has started.

Mazda CX-5 wins top NZ car award

AMI Insurance NZ Autocar Car of the Year is the Mazda CX-5.

A Mazda has driven away with one of New Zealand's top motoring awards.

New Zealand Car of the Year time

Car of the Year.

It's Car of the Year time again, and New Zealand's titles are set to join those already named by several panels around the world.

Performance car performers

AMI Insurance NZ Autocar NZ Car of the Year Awards.

It was another sizzling year on the performance-car front, across a range of price points.

Luxury segment lookers

AMI Insurance NZ Autocar NZ Car of the Year Awards.

BMW's latest 3 Series took centre stage in the 2012 Autocar Car of the Year's luxury segment.

More action in medium/large car range

AMI Insurance NZ Autocar NZ Car of the Year Awards.

There was more action from this traditionally quiet sector this year, with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four going into both the Mondeo and Falcon.

Plenty of compact car class action

AMI Insurance NZ Autocar NZ Car of the Year Awards.

There was plenty of new-car action in this popular class.

Small car hopefuls

AMI Insurance NZ Autocar NZ Car of the Year Awards.

Only three introductions were genuinely new in the small car category for the AMI NZ Autocar of the Year: Peugeot's 208, and Toyota's Yaris and Prius C.

Spoilt for choice in crossover/SUV/utes

AMI Insurance NZ Autocar NZ Car of the Year Awards.

Another extremely busy year for those in the crossover/SUV/utes sector.

What will be NZ's car of the year?

AMI Insurance NZ Autocar NZ Car of the Year Awards.

The countdown to a major New Zealand car of the year award is under way.