Unlike previous years, the finalists are being revealed ahead of the final results to add a touch of suspense and magic to the proceedings. It doesn’t seem like a year since the announcement of last year’s awards, but it is. The full results and winners will be announced in full in our June 2012 issue of the magazine, which goes on sale in the shops on 10th May 2012.
In true X-Factor, Britain’s got talent style, the shortlisted finalists are revealed in no particular order (other than being arranged alphabetically, of course).
Best small car Citroën DS3, Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio
Best medium car Ford Focus, Hyundai i30, Volkswagen Golf
Best large car Citroën DS5, Ford Mondeo, Hyundai i40
Best executive car BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF
Best estate car Ford Mondeo, Hyundai i40, Skoda Superb
Best MPV Ford S-MAX, SEAT Alhambra, Vauxhall Zafira Tourer
Best crossover Kia Sportage, Range Rover Evoque, Skoda Yeti
Best 4×4 BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery 4, Range Rover
Best sports car MINI Coupé, Peugeot RCZ, Vauxhall Astra GTC
Best eco car Chevrolet Volt, Citroën DS5 HYbrid4, Renault Twizy, Vauxhall Ampera