Toyota named Britain's Best Car Manufacturer 2020 by Autocar​

Earlier this month, we wrote about Toyota’s prolific year of awards, and this week brings even more positive news for the popular marque, which has been crowned ‘Britain's Best Car Manufacturer 2020’ by Autocar.

The motoring magazine’s inaugural ‘Britain’s Best Cars Awards’ were announced on 21st October 2020, and were described as a celebration of models that were “able to call themselves the country’s best cars – to drive, own and really cherish.”

Toyota scooped the overall award, with Autocar saying: “Toyota has transformed itself into a maker of exciting enthusiast-focused cars as well dynamic everyday models”.

The judges highlighted that such a transformation has been led by Toyota President and CEO, Akio Toyoda, and has been achieved in a remarkably short period of time: “The impressive progress made by Toyota over the past decade has now reached the point where it can be considered not only the world’s biggest car maker but also the best.”

This is a fantastic accolade highlighting the popularity of Toyota in Britain. Specific Toyota models also collected Autocar awards – the Toyota Corolla 2.0 Hybrid was named ‘Best Hybrid Car’, while the Honda E took the top spot for ‘Best Car Tech’.

Autocar judges said about the Toyota Corolla 2.0 Hybrid: “Responsive, keen-handling and frugal, it’s a hybrid with as broad a spread of dynamic qualities as any conventional car.” For the Honda E, judges commented: “The E’s futuristic exterior looks are backed up by the kind of clever technology to which even Tesla would doff its cap.”

Read about the awards in full here, and read more about Toyota’s year of honours here.