Contenders for clean-car prizes
The finalists in the three clean-car categories of this year’s AA Driven Car Guide New Zealand Car of the Year have been revealed with nine different marques represented among the nominees.
There are prizes for the best hybrid (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric vehicle (BEV) up for grabs in the annual competition, with the winners set to be announced on December 1.
Honda, Kia and Toyota are represented in the HEV section, while the top three for the PHEV class features models from Audi, Mazda and Mitsubishi.
As for the BEV category, that is a battle between BYD’s Dolphin, the MG 4 and Ford’s Mustang Mach-E.
Competition organisers have previously revealed the finalists for the People’s Choice awards and the small, medium and large SUV sections< https://autofile.co.nz/help-choose-nzs-favourite-car->.
A total of 11 awards will be dished out in 2023, with more contenders set to be announced over the coming weeks, plus one vehicle will be crowned overall car of the year. Last year’s top honour was won by Ford’s Ranger.
HEV: Honda ZR-V, Kia Niro, Toyota Corolla Cross
PHEV: Audi Q5, Mazda CX-60, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
BEV: BYD Dolphin, Ford Mustang Mach-E, MG4