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

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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 number of debuts, including Mercedes-Benz EQE, Kia Niro electric, Toyota’s electric BZ4X and Genesis GV6 and G80.

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The judging days take place at Epsom Racecourse, just 10 minutes’ drive from the M25, junction 8 or 9. If you are using satnav, please key in the postcode KT18 5LQ. Directions can be found here:

If you’d like to be our guest on either or both of the dates, please head over to our website and register online to book your place.

Follow the link, fill in your details and we’ll be in touch before the event with further information, including how to complete a DVLA licence check, which you’ll have to do in advance if you want to drive the cars.

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The judging will start at 9.30am and will finish at 5.00pm on both days. You’ll get to drive the cars on a 20-minute road route, and we’ll ask you to score the cars on a 17-point questionnaire.

The more judges we have, the more accurate the results – so if you’d like to bring another member of staff, for example one of your best drivers, we’d be very happy to accommodate them. But please make sure they register online in advance too!

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Here’s the provisional list of cars in all our six categories. Our overall Car of the Year will be chosen from the six category winners. We look forward to welcoming you next month!

Chauffeur cars

Audi A8L – PHEV
Mercedes-Benz S380eL – PHEV
Mercedes-Benz EQS – Electric

Executive cars

BMW 530e – PHEV
BMW i4 – Electric
Genesis G80 – Electric
Genesis GV60 – Electric
Lexus ES300h – Hybrid
Mercedes-Benz EQE – Electric
Tesla 3 – Electric

Luxury SUVs

Audi e-tron – Electric
BMW iX – Electric
Genesis GV70 – Electric
Lexus UX300e – Electric
Mercedes-Benz EQC – Electric
Tesla Y – Electric


Citroen e-Space Tourer – Electric
Mercedes-Benz EQV – Electric
Vauxhall Vivaro Life – Electric
Vauxhall Combo e-life – Electric
Volkswagen Multivan – PHEV

Private Hire Car

Citroen e-C4 – Electric
DS4 E-Tense – PHEV
Ford Mustang Mach-e – Electric
Hyundai Ioniq5 – Electric
Hyundai Kona – Electric
Kia EV6 – Electric
Kia Niro – Electric
Kia Sportage – PHEV
MG ZS – Electric
Peugeot 308 Hybrid4 – PHEV
Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 – PHEV
Skoda Enyaq – Electric
Suzuki Across – PHEV
Toyota BZ4X – Electric
Toyota Mirai – Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Toyota RAV 4 – PHEV
Volkswagen ID.4 – Electric
Volkswagen ID.3 – Electric
Volvo XC40 Recharge – Electric

Estate Car

BMW 530e Touring – PHEV*
MG5 – Electric**
Skoda Octavia iV – PHEV**
Skoda Superb iV – PHEV**
Suzuki Swace – Hybrid**
Volkswagen Arteon – PHEV*
Volvo V90 – PHEV*

*Also eligible for Executive Car category
**Also eligible for Private Hire Car category

If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Mark Bursa
Editor, Professional Driver
0781 3320044