New Zealand Car of the Year Awards

New Zealand Car of the Year 2016

The annual New Zealand Car of the Year awards took place this year on 7 December at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland, recognising top-performing motors across a range of categories that celebrate excellence in the field.

Car of the Year 2016


Find out the recipient of this year's New Zealand Car of the Year award

People’s Choice


Nearly 30,000 New Zealanders voted for their People's Choice

Best in Class


Who else took home New Zealand Car of the Year 2016 trophies?

The top ten Car of the Year 2016 finalists

Below you'll find each of the top 10 finalists for the coveted Car of the Year 2016 prize, as shortlisted by a panel of industry experts from the AA and the New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild.

Holden Spark
Honda Civic
Kia Sportage
Mazda CX-9
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLC
Skoda Superb
Subaru Levorg
Suzuki Vitara
Volkswagen Tiguan

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