Toyota Corolla Cross wins AA Driven People's Choice Awards

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We’re delighted to learn that three of the Miles Group’s brands have won their respective categories in the prestigious AA Driven New Zealand Car of the Year Awards for 2023 – including the highly-coveted People’s Choice Award, voted on by people like you.

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Best plug-in hybrid SUV, the Audi Q5 TFSI e

The Audi Q5 PHEV added another award to its growing trophy cabinet after taking home the highly competitive category of Best plug-in hybrid SUV 2023. An ever-expanding and particularly relevant category for those in the market for a new vehicle, this award clearly highlights Audi’s commitment to industry-leading design, performance, and quality.

The Audi Q5 PHEV is available at Archibalds Audi.

Audi Q5 PHEV aa driven awards

Best Small SUV of the year, the Kia Niro

Looking to step into a small SUV? Consider the expansive Kia Niro range. Recently crowned AA Driven’s Best Small SUV for 2023, the brand’s popular small SUV was described by judges as “the complete package. It looks great and offers a range of eco-engine options.”

Explore the Kia Niro lineup (which includes electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid options) at Cockram Kia.

Kia Niro wins AA Driven Awards

Best Hybrid, the Toyota Corolla Cross

Since the conception of the Prius, Toyota has long been a leader in the hybrid vehicle segment. If you’re a betting person, odds are you’d have likely picked a Toyota to win the hybrid category. And you’d be right. It comes as a surprise to few the Corolla Cross has just been awarded the AA Driven Best Hybrid of 2023. The ultimate symbiosis of hybrid technology and an iconic nameplate that’s been beloved for decades, the Corolla Cross ticks all the boxes for Kiwi drivers.

“Kiwis love Corollas and they love this new one too.” – AA Driven judges

Discover the Corolla Cross at Pacific Toyota in the Bay of Plenty, and ILAM Toyota and Miles Toyota in Christchurch.

Corolla Cross wins best hybrid at the 2023 AA Driven awards

People’s Choice Award, the Toyota RAV4

The votes have been tallied, and for the second year running the Toyota RAV4 has been crowned the AA Driven Car Guide People’s Choice for 2023. This award is particularly special to us as it’s voted on by people like you, so thank you. A three-time winner, the RAV4 also took out People’s Choice in 2019. Whilst it’s not the best-selling vehicle in New Zealand, it was no contest when it came to People’s Choice with the RAV4 racking up almost as many votes as the two runner-ups (Ford Ranger and BYD Atto 3) combined.

The Toyota RAV4 is available at Miles Toyota and ILAM Toyota in Christchurch, and Pacific Toyota across the Bay of Plenty.

Toyota RAV4 AA Driven Awards

Watch the announcements of all awards on the Driven website.

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