The highest accolade was, this year, presented to Hyundai for the i10 at the ceremony held at St Andrews. A 14″ quaich adorned in Bridge of Weir leather in Saltire colours was presented to Tony Whitehorn, President & CEO, Hyundai Motor UK.

Karen Marshall, Bridge of Weir Leather Company managing director, said: “Congratulations to Hyundai on winning this year’s hotly contested Scottish Car of the Year award. The i10 is a great car and it is a very well deserved accolade.

“We’re proud to sponsor these awards, which are held in such high esteem across the industry, and look forward to seeing what the automotive sector will bring in 2015.”

The Hyundai i10 joins a line-up of very prestigious Scottish Car of the Year winners from the awards’ 17-year history – many of which sport luxurious leather interiors from Scotland’s Bridge of Weir Leather Company. The Renfrewshire-based business is famed for its fine Scottish leather, iconic products and customers and as maker of the world’s only Low Carbon Leather.

Bridge of Weir Leather Company is the UK’s only leather manufacturer for the automotive industry, and as part of the Scottish Leather Group operates one of the largest tanneries in Europe exporting to over 60 countries around the world.