Best cars honoured at the Vehicle of the Year Awards 2019

Winners at the Vehicle of the Year Awards (VOTY) 2019.

The Vehicle of the Year Awards (VOTY) 2019 made its grand return to Saujana Hotel to honour the best cars of the year.

Hosted by Malaysian motoring website and Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad, along with co-sponsor Giga Maritime Group, the VOTY Awards is the first local automotive awards ceremony that pays homage to both groundbreaking products as well as the hardworking Malaysians that bring them to our shores.

This year’s VOTY Awards 2019 featured 19 categories including the coveted Vehicle of the Year for the Compact Sedan, SUV, and Pickup Truck as well as the best technologies.

Of course the awards also included all individuals and teams behind the scenes.

Zakri Khir, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Malaysia Berhad, said, “In this room tonight, are some of the best brains that continuously imagine, engineer and innovate ideas for vehicles that not only fulfil promises but look good too.

“On behalf of Allianz Malaysia, it gives us great pleasure to recognise and reward some of the best car makers and their teams here in attendance tonight for their outstanding work and achievements”.

The automotive industry has undergone major changes over the last few years and 2018 to 2019 have been a challenging 12 months for the industry.

More discerning customers, stiff competition, the advent of ride-sharing platforms and better legislation have altered the landscape significantly.

Economic challenges and a declining ringgit have further toughened the situation, forcing some brands to downsize or retire from Malaysia.

Navigating these unknown waters takes a lot more than just exciting products. It takes great, committed people.

Participation for VOTY 2019 was automatic and absolutely free of charge, with zero advertising obligations. This minimised the risk of biased wins and ensured a merit-based system.

Winners from each category were selected by the editorial staff of, led by editorial head, Daniel Fernandez and his dedicated team who love vehicles big, and small.

Vehicle Of The Year (VOTY) 2019 Winners Listing

  1. Vehicle Of The Year 2019 – Volvo XC40
  2. Crossover Of The Year – Mazda CX-3
  3. 7-Seat SUV Of The Year – Peugeot 5008
  4. Luxury Sedan Of The Year – BMW 6 GT
  5. Luxury SUV Of The Year – Porsche Cayenne
  6. Luxury Crossover Of The Year – Volvo XC40
  7. Hybrid Of The Year – Nissan X-Trail Hybrid
  8. Compact Car Of The Year – Mercedes A-Class 250
  9. Compact Sedan Of The Year – Toyota Vios
  10. Compact Crossover Of The Year – Perodua ARUZ
  11. Executive Sedan Of The Year – Toyota Camry
  12. Sports Car Of The Year – Jaguar F-Type
  13. Supercar Of The Year – Mercedes-Benz GTC
  14. Hot Hatch Of The Year – Honda Civic Type R
  15. Pickup Truck Of The Year – Ford Ranger Raptor
  16. Vehicle Design Of The Year – Proton X70
  17. Automotive Lady of 2019 –Sulasi Haji Mahadi
  18. Automotive Gentleman of 2019 – Farid Sulaiman

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