The UK's most prestigious car awards ceremony

The UK's most prestigious car awards ceremony

The 2023 What Car? Car of the Year Awards, sponsored by MotorEasy, will take place on Thursday, January 19 2023 from 7pm at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London as we celebrate the best cars on sale. 

Overall category and price point winners will be announced across the night, and as always, a magazine summarising the winners will be published immediately afterwards.


Why the What Car? Car of the Year Awards matter?

Winning a What Car? Car of the Year Award is the biggest accolade a car and car maker can get. That's because the What Car? Car of the Year Awards are the most influential in the industry, thanks to What Car?'s unique position as a trusted, independent and expert voice in car reviewing. An Award win resonates on every level, both within the hierarchy of the car makers and with potential customers. Award wins drive marketing campaigns and lead to greatly increased sales success.

On the night
Winners will be announced at a black-tie awards presentation and dinner on Thursday 19 January at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House on Park Lane. The night will showcase and celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions made by procurement professionals.

Event Programme

For all those attending the What Car? Car of the Year Awards, please see the evening's schedule, menu and table plan information below.

If you would prefer to download the programme as a pdf file directly to your device, please click the button below.



As a supporter of the What Car? Car of the Year Awards, your organisation will benefit from extra prestige and influence, because partnering the country's pre-eminent motoring awards places your company at the very heart of the industry.

Every year, supporting companies take up repeat sponsorship opportunities, and look to the sponsorship and events teams at What Car?, to develop bespoke packages that give their executives more exposure to potential clients from the industry than on any other occasion.

Every year, other supporting companies take up new sponsorships and realise the benefits of interacting with the biggest networking event on the motor industry calendar.

To be involved, please talk to the sponsorship team headed by Luke Tidy, who can be reached through his email at:



MotorEasy is the smart and simple way for drivers to manage, protect and maintain their car.

Through MotorEasy’s revolutionary digital garage and free personalised account area, over 750,000 members have access to everything they need for miles of trouble free motoring. MotorEasy offers many services and partner products including Extended Car Warranties, GAP Insurance, Servicing, MOTs and a variety of insurance products to keep members’ vehicles in prime condition. MotorEasy, everything car, done for you.

Safety award

Thatcham Research

Thatcham Research is the independent voice of automotive safety, security & repair, advising motorists, insurers and vehicle manufacturers to help reduce accident frequency, severity and costs and to realise the vision of ‘Safer cars, fewer crashes’.

Small SUV


Launched in 2005, has grown to become one of the UK’s leading price comparison platforms.

An early pioneer of online comparison technology for the car insurance industry, has since expanded to offer free price comparisons for a wide range of financial services products, from home insurance to car insurance, pet insurance to public liability insurance.

Large & Small Electric Car, Electric SUV & Plug-in Hybrid


myenergi are at the forefront of British renewable eco smart technology innovation and manufacturing. Their brand new innovations complex is at the heart of the Humber Freeport, the epicentre of green technology in the UK. myenergi’s renowned zappi product was the world’s first solar and wind compatible electric car charger, well and truly putting British manufacturing back on the world stage!



Established in 1914, NOCO designs and creates premium consumer battery chargers, jump starters, and batteries, as well as, a wide range of accessories. Through these world-class offerings, NOCO has effectively set the new standard in design, performance, and safety and has introduced an entirely new generation of products.

Large SUV

Solera cap hpi

Our data, combined with our knowledge, experience and expertise, enables us to create award-winning automotive products, all powered by a unique code that connects the entire automotive industry like never before. Value a vehicle anywhere in the world, gain a thorough insight into its history, specification and running costs, then see how much it’s worth to you. We’ll provide all the tools you need to win over new customers and keep existing ones loyal. From the total cost of a single vehicle to pricing up an entire fleet, we have the information and the insight to help you make smarter automotive decisions.

Technology Award

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House, the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is motorsport's ultimate summer garden party, an intoxicating celebration of the world's most glamorous sport. Nowhere else will you get so close to the cars and bikes as they blast up the Hillclimb track; nowhere else will you enjoy such unrestricted access to the machines and the drivers who made them famous. Explore tickets and packages here.



Lydia Curtis

Events Manager

Tel: +44 020 8267 5053



Luke Tidy

Partnerships manager What Car? 

Tel: +44 020 8267 5714



Helen Horton

Events manager

Tel: +44 020 8267 4174