It is almost that time of year again! Inside Lane Car of the Year returns for a 4th instalment and 2016 has been a particularly tough vintage to judge. We have seen biblical hot hatchbacks, sublime supercars, accomplished family machines, and a push upmarket from every manufacturer. For 2016 we are adding some more categories including; Convertible, family car, performance car, and green car.
Fighting it out for the top prize of overall Car of the Year are these 5 contenders. The other categories combatants will be kept a secret until the big day. In no particular order…
Ford Focus RS
It is the all wheel drive hot hatch that delivers on “bangs for your bucks!”
Porsche Cayman GT4
Quite simply one of the finest drivers cars we have sampled in 2016.
Who doesn’t fancy a supercar that is also equipped to drive cross continent?
An engaging drivers machine that actually costs less than its predecessor!
Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe
Both beauty and the beast!
Is your champion of 2016 not on this list? Fear not, it may have scooped honours in one of the other categories. All of the winners will be announced here on the website and LIVE on Twitter 8/12/2016 from midday GMT.