Autocar Car Of The Year
A Mazda has driven away with one of New Zealand's top motoring awards.
DAVE MOORE - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt'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.
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.
BMW's latest 3 Series took centre stage in the 2012 Autocar Car of the Year's luxury segment.
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.
Another extremely busy year for those in the crossover/SUV/utes sector.
There was plenty of new-car action in this popular class.
It was another sizzling year on the performance-car front, across a range of price points.
The countdown to a major New Zealand car of the year award is under way.