Awards Spotlight: NST/Maybank Car of the Year 2011
Our awards coverage continues today with the results of the NST/Maybank Car of the Year 2011 announced last week. Here are their results:
Coupe/Cabriolet of the Year – Peugeot RCZ
See also: RCZ – Peugeot’s New Line of Leisure Vehicles
Compact Car of the Year – Inokom i10 1.25 Kappa CVVT
See also: Hyundai i10 1.25 Kappa CVVT – Zingy Little Runabout
Premium Compact Car of the Year – Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI
See also: Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI – Big Surprise in a Small Package
Family Car of the Year – Kia Forte 2.0SX 6-speed
“The Forte 6-Speed has very-well accepted in the Malaysian market since its launch in March this year. The Forte 6-Speed is a class above its competitors and we are pleased to accept this award,” – SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin, Joint Group Executive Chairman of the Naza Group of Companies.
Executive Car of the Year – Nissan Teana
– Nissan Teana 250 XV – V6 power returns to the D-segment
– Nissan Teana 200 XE vs Toyota Camry 2.0G – The 2.0-litre D-segment battle
– Nissan Teana 350 XV – Got a Quarter Million to Spare?
Premium Executive Car of the Year (below RM300,000) – Skoda Superb
See also: Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI – The Ugly Truth
Premium Executive Car of the Year (above RM300,000) – Jaguar XFS 3.0D
Performance Car of the Year – Renault Megane RS250
Limousine of the Year – Jaguar XJL 3.0D
MPV of the Year – Ford S-Max Ecoboost
SUV of the Year (below RM150,000) – GWM Haval H5
SUV of the Year (above RM150,000) – Inokom Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi
See also: Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi – ‘R’ for Riot!
Pick-up Truck of the Year – Nissan Navara King Cab
See also: Nissan Navara King Cab – Alone in the Throne
Overall Car of the Year – Peugeot RCZ
“The RCZ, with its avant-garde styling and proportions, heralds a new dynamic chapter in Peugeot’s history. It’s stunning design, premium offerings and exceptional drivability has made it a success globally and in Malaysia,” – SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin, Joint Group Executive Chairman of the Naza Group of Companies.
Special Mention Awards
Eco Innovation Award – Toyota Prius
See also: Toyota Prius – Hybrid Car Gives 4.8 litres per 100 km Consumption
Automotive Man of the Year – JP Chin
People’s Choice Award – Perodua Myvi
– NEW Perodua Myvi launched – Brief Driving Impressions
– Perodua Myvi 1.3 EZi Test Drive Report
– Perodua Myvi 1.3 SXi – Sticking Point
– Perodua Myvi 1.5 – More power, more value
Do you want to have your own say in a car awards? Head over to the Shell V-Power Autoworld Car of the Year Awards 2011 microsite and cast your votes immediately! Closest matching set of votes to the actual winners stand to win cash prizes.