WhatCar Awards 2024

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In light of the recent WhatCar? Awards, Vospers are delighted to discover we had numerous 2024 winners amidst our rosters. A total of 7 awards were given to the various brands we represent, all of which are available for you to order now from your local Vospers dealership! Let’s take a look at what cars represent automotive excellence in 2024.

Ford WhatCar? Awards

Vospers have been synonymous with the Ford name since 1960! And have always been proud to be the face of such automotive excellence in Devon and Cornwall. It comes as no surprise to us that the brand would gain titles amongst the WhatCar? Car of the Year Awards 2024.

WhatCar? Sports SUV of the Year: Ford Puma ST 1.5 Ecoboost 200 Performance Pack

If you would love to drive a sports car but can’t justify the compromise on practicality, a sports SUV is Exactly what you need.

WhatCar? Sports SUV of the Year

The Ford Puma ST 1.5 Ecoboost 200 Performance Pack features a turbocharged 1.5-litre engine producing 197bhp, doing 0-60mph in 6.7sec. In terms of design this award-winning vehicle boasts 19in alloy wheels, an aggressive body kit and figure-hugging Recaro sports seats. Now let’s talk about practicality; This Sports SUV is not only cheap to run and easy to drive, but it also offers plenty of passenger space and has a massive boot. You can even fit eight carry-on suitcases beneath its parcel shelf, thanks to the same clever underfloor storage bin found in regular Ford Pumas.

If you want to know what it’s like to drive the Sports SUV of the year, why not book a test drive.

WhatCar? Best small SUV to drive: Ford Puma 1.0 EcoBoost 155 mHEV ST-Line

A small SUV’s compact size shouldn’t mean the loss of practicality, but rather, should be reflected in low running costs. It should also be able to ride comfortably, whilst maintaining a sense of fun when driving.

WhatCar? Best small SUV to drive

The Ford Puma 1.0 EcoBoost 155 mHEV ST-Line has remained the best choice if you are in the market for a small SUV that’s fun to drive. With its frugal engine, cavernous boot, and elite cornering skills this small SUV is exactly that.

Have some fun, book a test drive today.

Fiat WhatCar? Awards

As an Italian brand that prides itself on creating everyday comfort for families and urban drivers it’s no wonder that the brand has won multiple awards this year.

WhatCar? Best coupé and convertible for value: Fiat 500 Electric Convertible 42kWh

The best coupé and convertibles should offer more than just visual aesthetics. The crowned elite must deliver an enjoyable driving experience, a practical interior as well as being great value.

WhatCar? Best coupé and convertible for value

The hybrid-powered Fiat 500C does hold the title of being the cheapest convertible you can buy; however, we’d recommend paying a bit more for its fully electric sibling, the Fiat 500 Electric Convertible. Don’t worry, it’s still extremely affordable by class standards and better in almost every way. It’s much newer; better equipped more comfortable and best of all, the electric 500C is just more fun than the hybrid. Boasting a world more power, 117bhp vs 69bhp and a 0-62mph time of just 9.0sec, compared with the hybrid’s 13.8sec.

If you want to experience a high-class vehicle at a low-class cost, book a test drive today.

WhatCar? Best small electric car for the city: Fiat 500 Electric 42kWh Icon

City driving is precisely what electric cars were made for; with no exhausts emitting Co2 as they glide almost silently along the city streets. They are almost literally a breath of fresh air for busy urban areas. No car does this better than the Fiat 500 Electric.

WhatCar? Best small electric car for the city:

Small sized EV’s are a blessing for urban drivers; the 500 electric makes easy work of narrow streets and can fit in parking spaces that the MG 4 would be hard pressed to fit into.  And despite its small size, the Fiat 500’s driving position is higher than that of the Peugeot e-208, giving you a great range of view leaving you feeling less vulnerable in heavy traffic. As well as this, with the bigger battery of our preferred 42kWh version, a single charge is officially good for 199 miles.

Take yourself on an urban adventure today book a test drive.

SEAT/Cupra WhatCar? Awards

Born in Barcelona the SEAT/CUPRA brand has taken the world by storm with their zest for life and artistic energy. It comes as no surprise that the brand joined the ranks of the automotive elite.

WhatCar? Best small electric car to drive: Cupra Born 58kWh V1

The Cupra Born encapsulates the phrase ‘zest for lifer’ like no other and rails against the idea that small electric cars must be boring.

WhatCar? Best small electric car to drive.

Comparative to it’s rivals such as the Volkswagen ID 3 and the MG 4; The Cupra Born excels in several areas. The born sits slightly lower and has, a different steering, more supportive seats, and a head restraint for the middle rear passenger. This leads to enhanced comfort, safety and driving experiences.

If this sounds like the car for you book a test drive today.

WhatCar? Best family car for value: Seat Leon 1.0 TSI 110 SE

There are several types of family car, but there is only one that delivers the best value for your money. It’s large enough to be practical and compact enough to provide an enjoyable driving experience. Of course, it’s the Seat Leon 1.0 TSI 110 SE.

WhatCar? Best family car for value.

With the prices of so many new family cars reaching the £30k mark or above, there aren’t many left that are still close to £20k other than the Seat Leon. It’s the only real choice if your budget doesn’t allow you to consider the likes of its more expensive counterparts. This is especially if you stick with the Leon’s entry-level 109bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine, which packs more than enough power whilst still being fuel efficient.

If you want to upgrade your family commutes, find out more about the Seat Leon on our website.

Mazda WhatCar? Awards

The Mazda name originates from Ahura Mazda, the god of harmony, intelligence, and wisdom from the earliest civilization in West Asia. This is what fuels their lust to make technological advancements in the automotive industry. We can think of no other vehicle that deserves the Plug-In Hybrid of the Year Award.

WhatCar? Plug-in Hybrid of the Year: Mazda MX-30 R-EV Prime Line

The best plug-in hybrid cars offer a long all-electric range, reducing fuel consumption, emissions, and tax bills. Yet they must still drive well and not compromise on practicality.

WhatCar? Plug-in Hybrid of the Year.

The Mazda MX-30 R-EV does this in a somewhat unique way. Whilst other plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) have conventional combustion engines with pistons, this range-extender electric vehicle (EV) has a tiny, lightweight rotary engine. The rotary engine is charged with generating electricity rather than driving the wheels directly, the smooth-spinning rotary’s drawback of limited pulling power becomes irrelevant, as the MX-30 REV’s electric motor delivers full power right from the get-go.

The Mazda MX-30 REV is available to test drive at each of our locations in Exeter, Plymouth and Truro, get in touch to book yours.


Vospers is home to several award winnings brands and vehicles, suitable for a variety of needs. If you are in the market for your next dream car get in touch or browse our range. And who knows? the winner of the WhatCar? Best electric Hot Hatch award may be joing the ranks soon…