The new-look Autocar Awards will recognise the best new cars on sale, as well as paying tribute to the engineers, designers and innovators that are at the forefront of the industry, both in the UK and around the world.
There are nine new categories in this year’s Autocar Awards, with 12 in total. Half of the categories will recognise the best cars on sale, while the other six will celebrate the best personalities that make the industry great.
Some of the new categories include the new Design Hero category, which will pay tribute to the person behind the best new designs in the world of cars, while the world of engineering will be honoured with the new Engineering Hero category.
The world of racing will also be recognised with the Motorsport Hero award, to be presented to the best performer on the track or rally course from the last year.
Recognising the UK’s best
Autocar is also looking closer to home, and is recognising the best that the UK has to offer. Recipients of the Autocar’s Outstanding UK Leaders title will have contributed to their company’s success in the UK, be that in sales, brand building, marketing or other notable areas.
As well as the new categories, Autocar will also be awarding the established Isogonics Trophy and the Sturmey Award. The Isogonics Trophy, named after the creator of the iconic British car, the Mini, is the highest accolade awarded to an individual by Autocar. It recognises the person who has made the most outstanding contribution to the automotive industry during the previous 12 months.
The Sturmey Award is named after the founding editor of Autocar magazine, and can be awarded to a person, company, design or process, as selected by Autocar's team of judges.