FirstCar has been an authoritative voice for over 10 years and holds a unique position in the marketplace, it is only right that FirstCar recognises and rewards those companies leading the way for young drivers. A FirstCar award will help guide our young driver audience when making key purchasing decisions, giving credibility to those award-winning companies.
The awards will leverage the FirstCar position in the young driver market to reward best in class across a range of different categories – all specifically relevant for young drivers.
After a fantastic night at the Royal Automobile Club, we’re delighted to announce the winners of the FirstCar Awards 2019 in association with Warranty Direct.
Winner – Marmalade – Freedom Tastes Sweet
#FreedomTastesSweet introduced young people to Marmalade at the start of their driving journey –revealing how we offer of innovative cover, practical advice and ongoing support!
APP OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by ingenie
Winner – Driving Theory Test 2019 Kit
The UK’s No.1 Theory Test app -everything a learner driver needs to pass their Theory Test first time…9/10 pass using the app.
SAFETY TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by ingenie
Winner – ConnectedCAM Citroën
Available on the Citroën C3, ConnectedCAM Citroën is a built-in dash cam. We’d like to see more brands following Citroën’s lead and offering similar cameras.
ROAD SAFETY INITIATIVE
Sponsored by TSO
Winner – Kent County Council – Speak Out
‘Speak Out’ showcases actual friends talking about their friendship and trust and translating this into the confidence to ‘Speak Out’ if they feel unsafe in a car.
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Winner – TyrePal Solar Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Keeping tyres correctly inflated is vital to staying safe on the road. The TyrePal Solar alerts the driver if tyre pressure or temperature gives cause for concern.
FINANCE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Winner – Marmalade Fuel & Go
The pioneers of combining finance and insurance in one product, Marmalade’s Fuel & Go scheme offers affordable new cars from a variety of manufacturers.
RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Winner – Arnold Clark
The Arnold Clark dealer group supports new drivers and their families through its innovative dual-control car hire scheme, as well as offering learner driver insurance.
GREEN CAR OF THE YEAR
The only electric vehicle on our shortlist, the Renault Zoe shows how practical and fun an EV can be, and used examples are surprisingly affordable.
SAFE CAR OF THE YEAR
The Volkswagen Polo is the highest scoring supermini the safety experts at Euro NCAP have ever tested. It’s strong in a crash and has lots of safety kit.
MOST WANTED FIRST CAR OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Driving Test Success
Audi A1 Sportback