Below are the lists of winner (Car of The Year 2011) :
Overall Car of the Year 2011 = Peugeot RCZ
Compact Car of the Year= Hyundai i10 1.25 Kappa
SUV of the Year above RM150,000 = Santa Fe 2.2 VGT
Executive Car of the Year = Nissan Teana
Pick-Up Truck of the Year = Navara King Cab
Premium Executive Car of the Year (above RM300,000) = Jaguar XFS 3.0D
Limousine of the Year = Jaguar XJL 3.0D
SUV of the Year = Great Wall Motor’s Haval H5
2011 People’s Choice = Perodua Myvi
Further news by Bernama:
NST MAYBANK CAR OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER
Peugeot RCZ Named Overall Car Of The Year At COTY 2011 Awards
PETALING JAYA, Nov 25 (Bernama) — Peugeot’s RCZ was named the “Overall Car of the Year 2011” and the “Coupe/Cabriolet of the Year 2011” at the New Straits Times/Maybank “Car of the Year 2011” (COTY) Awards Night here Friday night.
The RCZ received the most votes from the COTY panel of nine judges.
J.P Chin, Principal of JPM Motorsports, was voted “Automotive Man of the Year” for growing his passion in motorsports beyond individual interests and bringing fame and added dimension to Malaysia as a motorsports paradise.
Three brands — Hyundai, Nissan and Jaguar — each picked up double wins.
The Hyundai i10 1.25 Kappa and Santa Fe 2.2 VGT both picked up the “Compact Car of the Year” and “SUV of the Year (above RM150,000)” awards respectively.
Nissan, on the other hand, took home the “Executive Car of the Year” and “Pick-Up Truck of the Year” awards with the Nissan Teana and Navara King Cab.
Both Jaguar’s diesel-powered models, the XFS 3.0D and XJL 3.0D, swept the “Premium Executive Car of the Year (above RM300,000)” and “Limousine of the Year” awards.
Great Wall Motor’s Haval H5 won the “SUV of the Year (below RM150,000) Award, making it the first China-made car to win an award in COTY’s 10-year history.
The Perodua Myvi was named the winner of this year’s “2011 People’s Choice” Award, which was based on votes received from the NST/Maybank Car of the Year 2011 People’s Choice Contest published in the New Straits Times.
Votes for the People’s Choice 2011 award were taken based on an individual’s favourite automobile out of the 44 new cars nominated for this year’s COTY awards.
Nissan Navara Wins ‘Truck Of The Year’ Award
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 (Bernama) — Nissan Navara has won the Truck of the Year in the Live Life Drive Car of the Year 2011 and 2012 Award presented by Wheels Weekly.
Executive director of Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd, Datuk Dr Ang Bon Beng, said since its launch in 2008, Navara was well-known for its synonym as the ‘Mother’ of all pickup trucks in Malaysia.
“With class leading features, Navara continues to sell beyond expectations from year to year and having garnered many prestigious awards and recognition globally,” he said in a statement Saturday.
Meanwhile, managing editor of Live Life Drive by Wheels Weekly, Bobby Ang, said most of the trucks had taken the similar approach of styling their interior to resemble those of sedans.
“However, I personally view that the truck’s loading capacity is the utmost aspect of all. In this case, Nissan Navara has simply outperformed the other contenders,” he said.
Live Life Drive Car of the Year Award is an initiative by Wheels Weekly to honour the best vehicles in Malaysia during the qualifying period.
Each model is evaluated on its safety, comfort, efficiency, practicality, performance, design and specification levels.
Nissan Teana Wins Large Sedan Category Award In Autocar Asean Awards 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 (Bernama) — Nissan Teana has won the Large Sedan Category Award in the Autocar Asean Car of the Year Awards 2011.
Commenting on the award in a statement today, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) Executive Director Datuk Dr Ang Bon Beng said:
“Since launched in 2010, Teana has received overwhelming response from our customers and we are confident that it will continue to enhance Nissan’s presence in the D-Segment.”
Autocar Asean Group Editor Faisal Shah said: “Nissan’s much awaited re-entry into the D-segment goes straight to the top of the class.
“Nissan Teana takes the class win with its distinctive looks, ultra-smooth V6 engine and luxurious interior.”