The Suzuki Vitara was voted the overall winner and the 2016 Honest John Awards in London.
In the twelve months since it's been launched, the Vitara has been a popular choice for Honest John readers as it was also voted the Most Popular Crossover with over 2.27 million people visiting its new car review pages!
Daniel Harrison, editor of honestjohn.co.uk, said: "Our readers tell us that they want cars that are practical, well built and honest when it comes to fuel consumption. Vitara offers all of that with a dash of style and sense of occasion. It's no surprise that it's been such a hit on the site. The addition of the state-of-the-art Boosterjet petrol engine earlier this year was the icing on the cake and another reason for us to recommend what is a great all-rounder. This has been the most popular car of the past 12 months with our users and, from the feedback we've had so far, it has every reason to be our Car of the Year."
Dale Wyatt, Sales and Marketing Director, Suzuki GB PLC, added: "This really is a fantastic achievement for us at Suzuki; our compact and lightweight SUV is proving to be really popular on the roads now with 10,000 sold since launch last year. It's great news for us that so many of our customers have voted for it on honestjohn.co.uk. Our research shows that over 65 per cent of prospective customers who test drive a Vitara will purchase one. This is certainly reflected in the great comments by Honest John users that they made the right decision."
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