The Volkswagen Group cleaned up at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2016, despite being engulfed by the diesel emissions scandal.

Top prize went to the Audi A4 3.0 TDI 218 Sport, while the Group (which consists of VW, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley and Bugatti) was victorious in nine of the 19 categories. Audi has now won the coveted title three times – more than any other manufacturer.

The only prize for a British car maker went to the Land Rover Discovery Sport in the Large SUV category.

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Featuring some of the best cars from the 2016 North American International Auto Show – that’s the Detroit Motor Show to us…

Acura Precision concept – this is a vision of the future from Acura, Honda’s upmarket brand in the US. If it goes into production and looks anything like this, it’s going to be a winner.

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Audi h‑tron quattro concept – Audi unveiled a sporty SUV concept powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. It has two electric motors, one for the front wheels and one for the rear, with the hydrogen tanks at the back and the fuel cell where the engine usually sits. A massive statement of intent for the fuel of the future.

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Buick Avista concept – easily one of the coolest cars of the show. Powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 that produces 400bhp, the Avista 2+2 sports coupe harks back to the performance past of one of America’s oldest car brands.

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British motoring icon Jaguar is to enter a team in the third season of the FIA Formula E Championship in the autumn of 2016.

Formula E is the world’s first global single-seater championship for electric powered cars and Jaguar Land Rover believes it will provide a real world performance test bed for future EV technology.

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From sports cars to luxury SUVs and hot hatches to mould-breakers – there are plenty of hot new cars hitting the streets in 2016 – here are 20 of the best…

Alfa Romeo Giulia – this sporting saloon will do battle with other new cars the Jaguar XE, BMW 3-Series and Audi A4 in the compact executive sector. No mean task, even for the awesome Quadrifoglio pictured here…

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Aston Martin DB11 – just a teaser of the badge for the DB9 replacement, but we expect it to bear more than a little resemblance to James Bond’s DB10 from SPECTRE.

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Bentley Bentayga – billed as  ”the most powerful, most luxurious, most exclusive and fastest SUV in the world”

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