The Autocar Awards, sponsored by BNP Paribas Cardif and Warranty Direct, highlight the highest achievements — and achievers — in the car industry.
Some of the most significant figures in the automotive world gathered in Silverstone’s Wing complex to celebrate exceptional cars and extraordinary people.
Our top accolade, the coveted Issigonis Trophy, was awarded to Akio Toyoda, for his inspiring leadership of Toyota and for pioneering new technology in the industry.
The Sturmey Award, which celebrates innovation and achievement, was jointly presented to Professor Graham Hargrave and Jonathan Wilson from Loughborough University, for their remarkable work developing revolutionary emission reduction technology that's able to dramatically lower the output of nitrogen oxide in diesel cars.
Read on to find out who won the rest of this year’s awards.
The new Volkswagen Group chairman, Herbert Diess, was presented the Editor’s Award, given each year to the person the Autocar team judge to have had the biggest impact on their company’s success in the past year.
Diess joined VW in 2015, just months before it was rocked by the Dieselgate scandal that he played no part in causing.