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Car Dealer Power 2022 is officially launched! Get voting today to name the industry’s best manufacturers and suppliers

Time 7:45 am, June 1, 2022

The chance to honour the best car manufacturers and best suppliers in the business is back!

Voting is now open for the Car Dealer Power 2022 awards, which will name the best suppliers dealers do business with and the manufacturers they think are best to represent.

For the second year in a row, Kia was named Manufacturer of the Year in 2021. Its dealers ranked it above all others, giving it a 90 per cent score in every category.

A total of 24 carmakers were ranked, giving an exclusive picture of how the UK’s biggest – and smallest – brands are treating their dealers.

While Kia triumphed, Vauxhall, Citroen and Volvo languished at the bottom.

Car Dealer Power ranks car manufacturers in 13 areas, including brand awards, accessibility to management, new and used car supply and return on investment.

Last year, Car Dealer Power saw thousands of dealers across the UK not just naming and shaming the manufacturers but also the industry’s suppliers.

From the best protection firms to finance providers, all sectors are covered and allow dealers to air their views on the best and the worst.

The supplier categories are listed below and the winner of each receives a prestigious Car Dealer Power trophy.

Every year, suppliers are desperate to come out on top, knowing that by winning a Car Dealer Power award it shows they’ve been honoured by the people who matter the most – their customers, the car dealers.

As well as the best car manufacturers and suppliers in the business, Car Dealer Power also names the Car of the Year, as voted for by readers of Car Dealer.

The Skoda Enyaq took the top gong last year, with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Vauxhall Mokka being highly commended – never have two electric cars been ranked so highly in Car Dealer Power.

Voting is open now and it only takes a few minutes to complete the survey. Independent dealers can skip the manufacturer questions and go straight to naming the best suppliers.

Car Dealer Power 2022 voting closes on August 31.

The awards will be handed over in October after the winners have been named in a special video, due to be aired on October 12.

You can watch last year’s Car Dealer Power video above.

Get voting now!

We’ll be looking for the best of the best in the following categories


  • Cleaning Product of the Year
  • Recruitment Agency of the Year
  • Trade-to-Trade Remarketer of the Year
  • Used Car Valuations Provider of the Year
  • Consumer Lead Generation Site of the Year
  • Dealer Management System of the Year
  • Website Provider for Independent Dealers
  • Website Provider for Franchised Dealers
  • Provenance Check Provider of the Year
  • Warranty Provider of the Year
  • Paint Protection Provider of the Year
  • Auction House of the Year
  • Trade Insurance Provider of the Year
  • Online Advertiser for New Cars
  • Online Advertiser for Used Cars
  • Finance Provider of the Year (Sub-Prime)
  • Finance Provider of the Year (Prime)
  • Video Provider of the Year
  • Extra Mile Award
  • Product Innovation of the Year


  • Manufacturer of the Year
  • Car of the Year

Voting for this year’s awards will close on Wednesday, August 31, but don’t delay!

Find out who won what in last year’s awards in our special section here.

Click here to fill out the survey – it only takes a few minutes

James Batchelor's avatar

James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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