You’ve got the power! Judges in the hot seat as they choose our Cars of the Year

A big thank you to everyone who came to the Professional Driver Car of the Year judging days at Epsom Racecourse.

Our judges travelled from all over the country to test a great selection of 50 cars in the sunshine at the famous racecourse. Now we have the task of analysing the score sheets and choosing our winning cars in each of the six categories.

We had a terrific selection of cars, and for the first time in the 13-year history of the event, every car was either electric, hybrid or hydrogen-powered. Not a diesel in sight, sadly – we have to reflect the direction of travel within the industry, and both legislators and the travelling public are demanding the cleanest vehicles.

We’ll announce the winners in each of the six categories - Chauffeur Car, Executive Car, Private Hire Vehicle, Luxury SUV, MPV, and Estate Car – at our prestigious QSi Awards at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport on Tuesday, November 29. And of course we’ll announce our overall Car of the Year on the night as well.

The QSi Awards are the only awards designed specifically for you, the chauffeur, private hire and taxi operator. We look forward to seeing you there. Entries are open now, so make sure you’re in with a chance of winning. To enter, or to book a ticket, please go to

Meanwhile, here’s a gallery of images, showing our judges sticking to the task of evaluating the best cars.

Latest Car of the Year news

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Provisional shortlist announced for Professional Driver Car of the Year judging days

By Mark Bursa | 21 July 2022, 08:59

Here’s our fabulous 50 – the cars we’ll have available for you to test on our Professional Driver Car of the Year judging days on August 23 and 24. We might have a couple more to add as manufacturers scramble to find stock – but there’s plenty here for you to enjoy – including a…

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Professional Driver Car of the Year 2021

By Mark Bursa | 2 December 2021, 10:22

We invited Professional Driver readers to judge our Cars of the Year in August – now we’ve revealed the winners. Find out our six category champs and our overall 2021 Car of the Year.

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It’s great to be back! Our Car of the Year judging days returned with an electric atmosphere

By Mark Bursa | 27 August 2021, 13:28

Great cars, great weather and a great turnout marked the return of the Professional Driver Car of the Year judging event this week. The much-loved event couldn’t happen last year, so we were delighted to be able to invite our friends in the industry to the first post-Covid social event of 2021. One thing had…

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Shortlist announced for Professional Driver Car of the Year judging days, August 24-25, 2021

By Mark Bursa | 6 August 2021, 09:05

Here’s our shortlist for the 2021 Professional Driver Car of the Year Awards judging days. There are some very special cars on the list – and the focus is on electric, as that’s the way our sector has to go. All these cars will be available to test on the day – so don’t miss…

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