New Zealand Car of the Year

On 12 December, AA Motoring and the New Zealand Motoring Writers' Guild will announce the winners of the 2017 New Zealand Car of the Year awards. Discover the best cars available in the new car market, and vote for your favourite throughout November. 

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Top 10

Which cars are shortlisted for this year's coveted Car of the Year title

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People's Choice

Voting for People's Choice 2017 is now open

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2016 winners

The full list of winners from last year's event

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NZ Car of the Year Top 10

Industry experts from AA Motoring and the New Zealand Motoring Writers' Guild present their top ten finalists for New Zealand Car of the Year 2017.

Land Rover Discovery
"The new Discovery maintains its unique off-road capability and performance while bringing levels of Range Rover-like quality...”
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Holden Astra
The 2016 European Car of the Year brings fresh new design, excellent dynamics and ride quality to the NZ market...”
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Suzuki Swift
“Bigger, bolder, and better with a fresh new range of engines and more technology than ever before...”
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Hyundai Ioniq
“The Ioniq offers Kiwi buyers an unprecedented range of electrified powertrain choice with three models in one bodystyle...”
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Honda Civic hatch
“The spacious new Civic hatch has a high-tech chassis and a well put together interior with high quality materials...”
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Subaru XV
“A spacious, well appointed vehicle range offering Subaru’s impressive Eyesight safety technology as standard across all variants...”
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Mazda CX-5
“A massive leap forward from the predecessor model for Mazda, while not a rebirth the extremely competent CX-5 feels reborn...”
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Suzuki Ignis
“Offering retro-styling cues in a modern package, the compactly executed Ignis is a well priced and well specified vehicle...”
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ŠKODA Kodiaq
"With great design ideas, packaging and price points, the Kodiaq makes the brand come of age and reach critical mass..."
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BMW 5 Series
“The 5 series offers advanced automated drive features, as well as advanced technologies and class-leading refinement...”
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Plus, throughout November there will be exclusive opportunities to win a range of spot prizes provided by some of our Top 10 finalists and the chance to go in a draw to win a Pacific Island cruise for two. 

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