Used Car Awards

Toyota Corolla – Used Car of the Year 2023

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Time 10:04 am, December 11, 2023

The Used Car of the Year award goes to… the Toyota Corolla.

The prestigious gong was handed over to Toyota GB senior staff at the glittering Car Dealer Used Car Awards, held on November 27 at The Brewery, London.

The British-built hatchback came out on top of an impressive list of cars that had won their categories – the Nissan Juke, Audi’s Q5, the Volvo XC90, Mazda MX-5 and Volkswagen’s Transporter.

Not only did the Corolla come out on top in the overall category, but it also scooped Used AFV – Alternatively Fuelled Vehicle – of 2023.

The Corolla received the award after a panel of judges admired the car’s efficient hybrid powertrain, smart design, and ongoing appeal among used car buyers.

James Baggott, editor-in-chief of Car Dealer, said: ‘It’s no easy feat being crowned our overall Used Car of the Year and the Corolla beat some stiff competition this year.

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‘It’s a hugely deserving winner and Toyota should feel very proud of this accolade.’

Collecting the award, Andrew Yellop, defleet & remarketing services group manager at Toyota GB, said: ‘This is absolutely fantastic, especially for a car which is built in the UK. To receive two awards for that car is brilliant.

‘It is easy to drive, it’s got low running costs and it’s a very simple, easy-driver experience.

‘Tonight has been a superb night. This is my first time at the Used Car Awards and it’s good to celebrate such an important part of the business.’

Picture caption: Andrew Yellop holds the trophy, flanked by the Toyota GB team and Gareth Jones, digital director at G3 Vehicle Auctions, far left, plus Mike Brewer

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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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