Monday, 8 November 2010 12:00 AM
A number of manufacturers have been applauded for their creations in the car industry over the last year at the 2010 Scottish Car of the Year Awards.
Taking its "first major crown" since the full range went on sale at the start of this week, the Kia Sportage won Scottish Car of the Year for its "blend of style, quality, value and its unrivalled fully-transferable seven year warranty", the company revealed.
Meanwhile, the Jaguar XJ was named as Scotland's Best Luxury Car, described as "a landmark for the revitalised Jaguar brand" by the marque. Testers from the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW) believed it to be better than the BMW 5 Series and the new Audi A8.
Volvo's all-new S60 saloon won the Scottish Executive Car of the Year gong, leading head of public affairs at Volvo Duncan Forrester to state: "The signs look positive that the new car will outperform the previous levels of success."
Finally, the SEAT Leon was the subject of a double celebration as it received both the Eco Car of the Year award and the Sporting Car of the Year award.
The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers held the event at the Fairmont St Andrews hotel on November 5th.