Saturday, 29 November 2008

NST-Maybank CBT Car of the Year 2008 Awards

The following are the winners of NST-Maybank CBT COTY 2008 Awards:


Entry-level Car of the Year 2008: Proton Saga



Premium small Car of the Year 2008: Honda Jazz



Family Car of the Year 2008: Nissan Sylphy



Executive Car of the Year (below RM200k) 2008: Mazda6 2.5



Premium Executive Car of the Year (above RM200k) 2008: Jaguar XF



Limousine Car of the Year 2008: Mercedes-Benz S500L


Performance Car of the Year 2008 (below RM300k): Honda Civic Type-R



Performance Car of the Year (above RM300k) 2008: BMW M3



Midi-MPV Car of the Year 2008: Honda Stream



Large MPV Car of the Year 2008: Renault Grand Espace



SUV Car of the Year 2008: Chevrolet Captiva


Premium SUV Car of the Year 2008: Mazda CX-9


Pickup Truck Car of the Year 2008: Mitsubishi Triton 3.2



3 comments:

BMW.Toyota said...

The biggest winner this year is Honda, winning in 3 categories: Premium Small Car, Performance Car & Midi MPV. Congrats! I was expecting Toyota Vios to win the Entry level Car but I guess in Bolehland, nationalism is very strong.

Jason said...

Honda the biggest winner? I would have thought it was Mazda that came out the biggest winner seeing that 2 cars won 3 categories including the covetted COTY 2008 award. And seeing the size of company, Mazda is definitely no giant compared to the likes of Toyota and Honda.

drlong said...

It was a close fight between the Mazda6 2.5 and the Honda Accord 2.4 in the 'Executive Car of the Year' category!

The COTY wasn't exactly a shootout report but an assessment (scoring) based on a set of criteria.
IMHO, both are very good vehicles but in the end, it has boiled down to that extra "Wow!" factor I guess ;)