The FirstCar Awards for 2019 will take place on the evening of 6 February 2019 at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London,  in front of an invited audience from the motor and road safety industries.

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About the Awards

FirstCar has been an authoritative voice for over 10 years and holds a unique position in the marketplace, it is only right that FirstCar recognises and rewards those companies leading the way for young drivers. A FirstCar award will help guide our young driver audience when making key purchasing decisions, giving credibility to those award-winning companies.

The awards will leverage the FirstCar position in the young driver market to reward best in class across a range of different categories - all specifically relevant for young drivers. 

FIRSTCAR AWARDS 2019 CATEGORIES:

  • Marketing Campaign of the Year

  • App of the Year

  • Safety Technology of the Year - sponsored by ingenie

  • Road Safety Initiative of the Year

  • In-Car Product of the Year

  • Finance Product of the Year

  • Retailer of the Year: 1-10 sites, 11+ sites - sponsored by Warranty Direct

  • Green Car of the Year

  • Safe Car of the Year

  • Most Wanted First Car of the Year

  • Used Car of the Year: up to £2000, £5000, £10,000, overall winner - sponsored by Warranty Direct

  • Car of the Year: City Car, Super Mini, overall winner - sponsored by Warranty Direct

The judges are drawn from FirstCar's editorial team as well as experts from the road safety profession. Members of the panel included: David Motton, FirstCar's Editor and UK Car of the Year juror; Richard Dredge, seasoned motoring journalist.

Online entries for the 2019 awards will open in September.

The FirstCar Awards are sponsored by Warranty Direct, the leading provider of direct consumer warranties. Warranty Direct's Reliability Index shows which cars are reliable and which aren't, as well as revealing the kind of faults which occur most often and how much they cost to put right. The Reliability Index forms an important part of the scoring criteria for the Used Car of the Year and Car of the Year awards.

View the FirstCar Awards 2018 - Highlights video and winners