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Best new cars named

The Jaguar XF won top honours in the Auto Trader New Car Awards

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AUTO Trader, one of the go-to places to search for a new or used car, has held its first 'New Car Awards', naming the 10 cars its says can "truly be described as consumer car champions".

Unlike most other awards, Auto Trader got the views of its users - around 10,000 of them - in drawing up the list of winners.

It found that around half of car buyers did not know what traditional car type categories, such as SUV, crossover or family hatchback, mean, and that around a third would buy either a used or new vehicle.

"The aim of Auto Trader's New Car Awards was to make car awards simpler and easier to understand for car buyers, but also to put the power in the hands of the consumer, providing an accurate reflection of the cars that are true consumer champions," said Auto Trader Cars Editor, Andy Pringle.

The Jaguar XF was named as the new car of the year.

Auto Trader New Car Awards winners

Best car for families - Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Best car for city drivers - Mini

Best value new car - Skoda Yeti

Best car for long distances - Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Most fun car to drive - Audi TT

Best car for new drivers - Ford Fiesta

Car brand with best features - Volvo

Green car of the year - Volvo XC90 T8

Best car launched in the last year - Skoda Kodiaq

New car of the year - Jaguar XF

The Ford Fiesta was the 'best car for new drivers'

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