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The Sunday Times Car Awards

This prestigious awards covers everything from city cars to large SUVs and the winners were announced at a glitzy event on the 17th floor of the News Building in London, hosted by Times Radio Drive presenter John Pienaar

Grabbing the award for "Family Car of the Year" was the Ford Kuga!

​Chosen by the readers of the Sunday Times, they state "The new Kuga offers a much sportier look, excellent build quality, a flexible and roomy interior, efficient powertrains (including mild hybrid, full hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions) and keen handling in an affordable package"

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Taking the title for "Large SUV of the Year", The Kia Sorento PHEV

This vehicle was selected by the expert panel at The Sunday Times, with a great write up below:

​"Kia appears to be on a mission to outgun all other car makers with models that fit into every niche, with every type of powertrain option. You might think that’d mean it was spreading itself too thinly, and therefore that quality must suffer, but not on the evidence of this plug-in hybrid seven seater: every component appears to have been forged by the dwarf who made Thor’s axe.

There’s more technology than you can shake a stick at, too, including a “sounds of nature” function, found within the huge central touchscreen’s attractive menus, which will play soothing npises to help achieve a state of zen within the cabin.

With a genuine 35 miles of electric driving before the petrol engine kicks in, it can save on family running costs, but it’s also surprisingly good fun to drive. it's as versatile as a Swiss Army knife."

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And finally,​ "The Sunday Times Car of the Year 2021" the Ford Mustang Mach-E​!

​This award chosen by an expert panel within the Sunday Times. Find out what they had to say below:

"It was a bold choice to create an electric car with Mustang badging but the Mach-E has proved to be fully deserving of the name, with great looks, sporty ride and handling, and plenty of performance.

Ford also recognised that customers want more than one battery size option, with up to 379 miles per charge, and the chance to buy versions with two- or four-wheel drive.

Rapid 150kW charging, a roomy interior, brilliantly-realised infotainment touchscreen and high-end sound system all add to the superb package.

Congrats, Ford — hugely impressive stuff."

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