Audi Q4 e-tron

NZ’s top vehicles crowned in the 2023 Autocar Awards

The Miles Group is home to some of the top vehicles in NZ, with a collection recently winning their respective categories in the renowned New Zealand Autocar Car of the Year Awards for 2023.

Vehicles introduced in the last twelve months are eligible for consideration and judged on a wide range of criteria including value for money, space and style, and the quality of aftersales service. These are the top vehicles in New Zealand, triumphing over other makes and models in fiercely contested categories.

These awards underscore an unwavering dedication to cutting-edge design, superior performance, and exceptional quality within the industry.

Autocar Luxury Car of the Year 2023 – Lexus RX

Captivating and powerful, the all-new, all-original RX redefines the rules for luxury hybrid mid-size SUVs with advanced technology, next-generation Lexus design, and a selection of powertrain options to perfectly suit your lifestyle.

The Lexus RX is available at Lexus of Christchurch.

Lexus RX 350h

“The RX certainly looks swish, more dynamic, while the cabin is a nice place to retreat to, styled to impress. It’s all very well crafted, with lashings of quality. While it has many features on board, operation is straightforward, and the safety systems function as desired. It’s a practically sized SUV, big enough but not imposing in traffic. The seats, front and rear, are sumptuous, and there’s plenty of room on board, the boot sizeable as well.” Read more >

Autocar Ute of the Year 2023 – Volkswagen Amarok

Fundamentally reimagined, the Amarok Ute defines the premium segment at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles with its modern technology and redesigned styling.

The Volkswagen Amarok is available at Miles Continental Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Amarok

“It has a distinct look and you really wouldn’t pick this as riding on the same platform as the Ford. And neither do you suspect it inside the cabin; it’s quite flash for a ute, with special leather work and comfy seats.

There’s always enough torque on tap from the big dog and the auto is super smooth. It’s all rather quiet too, with minimal road and wind noise, the engine refined and hushed.” Read more >

Autocar Most Dynamic Car of the Year 2023 – CUPRA Born

A hot hatch, but not as you know it, the CUPRA Born stands out in a world of SUVs as an enticing electric hatchback.

The CUPRA Born is available at Archibalds CUPRA.


“Cupra called its first electric offering here a hot hatch, which initially got us thinking, really? But after driving it, we were won over, especially on the dynamic front.

On a good road, its abilities will put a smile on your dial. The suspension blends body control and ride quality well, while decent rubber and hardly excessive weight carried low conspire to an enthralling drive.” Read more >

Autocar Performance Car of the Year 2023 – Porsche GT3 RS

The 911 – and marque itself – are renowned for performance. The GT3 RS is the pinnacle, and now boats increased race track performance.

The Porsche GT3 RS is available at Archibalds Porsche.

Porsche GT3 RS

“The 911 is a performance icon, and so it was about time we recognised the car that has delivered so many memorable drives over the years. And the 911 GT3 RS is the epitome of performance, everything about it honed to achieve the absolute maximum from the package. This looks Le Mans ready with its massive aero pack, even coming complete with a drag reduction system.” Read more >

Autocar Most Desirable Car of the Year 2023 – Audi Q4 e-tron

Flaunting innovative technology, functionality, and premium design features make the Audi Q4 e-tron not only an intelligent but desirable switch to electrification.

The Audi Q4 e-tron is available at Archibalds Audi.


“Those looking for a premium vehicle would be wise to check out the Audi Q4, an astute way to get a set of electrified rings in your garage.

Most will like the look of this, and it’s a spacious, easy-to-drive vehicle, with all the conveniences and enough luxury to justify the price.” Read more >

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