It is fair to say that the eventual winner of this award will flaunt their success fairly significantly over the next few months, and this will eventually lead to increased sales and a greater success-rate in the long-run for what has already been judged to be a truly superb vehicle.
What Car? editor Jim Holder said:
The awards offer the best opportunity motoring fans around the world have to gauge the success of vehicles, and this is outlined by the ‘Reader Award’ which is everything it’s title implies – an award where readers of one of the UK’s leading motoring magazine pick out their most anticipated vehicles for the future. This is usually a superb opportunity to forecast the cars that will make or break for future year’s nominations.
The awards will be presented on January 7th 2015, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. Among the following candidates, one lucky winner will be picked to join some of the most iconic vehicles of the late 20th, and early 21st century, in the motoring hall of fame.
Hyundai i10, Renault Twingo, Seat Mii, Skoda Citigo, Smart Forfour, Smart Fortwo, Volkswagen Up
Dacia Sandero, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai i20, Mazda 2, Mini 5dr, Skoda Fabia , Vauxhall Corsa, Volkswagen Polo
Audi A3 Sportback, Ford Focus, Ford Mondeo, Kia Cee’d, Nissan Pulsar, Skoda Octavia
Audi A3 e-tron, BMW i8, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Renault Zoe Expression, Tesla Model S, VW e-Golf, VW Golf GTE
Audi TT, BMW 2 Series, Jaguar F-type Coupe, Mercedes S-Class Coupe, Peugeot RCZ R, Seat Leon SC, Volkswagen Scirocco
Audi A6 Avant, BMW 5 Series Touring, Ford Mondeo Estate, Kia Cee'd Sportswagon, Volkswagen Golf Estate, Volkswagen Passat Estate
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, Citroen C3 Picasso, Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, Fiat 500L MPW, Seat Alhambra, Volkswagen Golf SV
BMW M135i, Ford Fiesta ST, Suzuki Swift Sport, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Volkswagen Polo GTI
Audi A3 Cabriolet, Citroen DS3 Cabriolet, Fiat 500C , Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes SL, Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
Audi Q3, Citroen C4 Cactus, Kia Soul, Land Rover Evoque, Nissan Qashqai, Renault Captur
BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Lexus NX, Mazda CX-5, Nissan X-Trail, Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Macan, Range Rover Sport, Volvo XC90
Audi A3 Saloon, Audi A6, Audi A7 Sportback, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes CLS, Porsche Panamera, Volkswagen Passat
BMW M3, Ferrari 458 Speciale, Lamborghini Huracan, Porsche 911 Carrera, Porsche 911 GT3, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayman GTS, McLaren 650S Spider, Mercedes AMG GT
Bentley Flying Spur, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Land Rover Range Rover, Rolls-Royce Ghost II, Rolls-Royce Phantom
Audi A4, Bentley SUV, Fiat 500X, Ford S-Max, Honda HR-V, Jaguar XF, Kia Sorento, Mazda MX-5, Mercedes MLC, Nissan Murano, Range Rover Evoque cabrio, Skoda Superb, Suzuki Vitara, Toyota FCV, Vauxhall Viva, Volvo XC90.