What Car? editor-in-chief Chas Hallett said: “The Audi A3 Sportback mixes excellent refinement and an accomplished driving experience with easily the finest cabin quality ever seen in a small family hatchback.”
Ford was the biggest winner of the night, taking four awards. The Fiesta triumphed in the supermini category, the Focus ST picked up Best Hot Hatch, the Mondeo Best Family Car, and Mondeo estate received Best Estate Car. BMW collected three gongs, including the SUV award for the X5.
The Most Exciting Car for 2013, voted by readers and website visitors, was awarded to the Alfa Romeo 4C.