Toyota has been named the best car manufacturer in an awards ceremony organised by consumer group Which?
In the organisation’s inaugural awards, which were designed to honour the best products and services available in the UK, Toyota beat off competition from BMW, Audi, Honda, Lexus and Mazda, who were all runners-up.
Announcing their decision, the judges said that "you can’t go wrong when buying a Toyota".
The automaker was praised for its combination of innovative thinking and value for money".
Tests were designed to evaluate the various aspects of Toyota’s product offerings, from economy and environmental impact to performance, and its models scored highly in all categories.
John Williams, commercial director of Toyota GB, said: "We are delighted to have received this award from Which?, an organisation that has for so many years worked to the highest standards to serve the interests of the consumer.
"Toyota, too, understands the importance of responding to the needs and concerns of motorists, by continuing to develop and market technologies and vehicles that are safer, kinder to the environment and that offer excellent quality, driving pleasure and value."