Car of the year: Nissan's Qashqai
If you're lucky enough to be in the market for a new car, then you should consider this. Why? What Car! editor-in-chief Chas Hallett said: "The all-new Nissan Qashqai brings excellence and polish to a class of cars that is brimming with talent and tempting buys. The Qashqai delivers low costs and first-class levels of comfort, refinement, space and safety."
"Nissan has thought of every last detail, and this complete approach is why the Qashqai is What Car!'s car of the year. The Nissan team should be justifiably proud of their achievement."
Also doing well at the What Car! awards were BMW who bagged two trophies - one for the 435i which landed 'best coupe' and another for the new i3 which is 'best green car'. Audi also got a brace. The A3 Saloon won 'best executive car' while the A3 Cabriolet was hailed as the 'best open-top car'. The Skoda Octavia is the best family car award and the best estate is the Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.6 TDI SE Bluemotion Tech.
Elsewhere, the Ford Fiesta did well, getting an award for 'best small car' for the catchily named 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec 5dr, while the ST-2 won 'best hot hatch'. Sports car of the year went to the Porsche Boxster 2.7, while the MPV gong went to Citroen for their Grand C4 Picasso.
The Range Rover Sport can now boast it is the best large SUV and, for rich people, the best luxury car you can get is the Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec L SE Line.
Nissan had chance to celebrate again, with the all-new Nissan X-Trail (on sale in summer) being awarded the most exciting car 2014 by What Car! readers. Obviously, Nissan were pleased with the result with Nissan Motor GB managing director Jim Wright saying: "We're thrilled. A huge amount of effort has gone into the design and engineering of the new car, and we're all extremely excited about creating the template for the second-generation crossover."