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Nearly 30 brands recognized for their contribution to Malaysia's vibrant new car offerings

Hans · Dec 1, 2023 11:40 AM

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Our sister-site Carlist.my hosted their annual Car of the Year awards yesterday. Over 1,100 online votes were received between 11-October to 7-November, culminating in the People’s Choice awards.

A total of 28 brands ended the night with 44 awards received.

The winners of the 2023 Carlist.my People's Choice awards are as below:

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  • Best Entry-Level Car: Perodua Myvi 1.3
  • Best Sub-Compact Hatchback: Toyota Yaris
  • Best Sub-Compact Sedan: Honda City
  • Best Compact Sedan: Honda Civic
  • Best Executive Sedan: Toyota Camry
  • Best Performance Hatchback: Mercedes-AMG A45 S
  • Best Entry SUV: Perodua Ativa
  • Best Small SUV: Proton X50
  • Best Mid-Range SUV: Mazda CX-5
  • Best 3-Row SUV: Mazda CX-8
  • Best Small MPV: Perodua Alza
  • Best Large MPV: Kia Carnival
  • Best Pick-up Truck: Ford Ranger
  • Best Sub-Compact Luxury Sedan: Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan
  • Best Compact Luxury Sedan: BMW 3 Series
  • Best Mid-Range Luxury Sedan: Lexus ES
  • Best Limousine:  BMW 7 Series
  • Most Iconic SUV: Mercedes-Benz G-Class
  • Best Sub-Compact Premium SUV: Volvo XC40
  • Best Compact Premium SUV: Porsche Macan
  • Best Mid-Range Premium SUV: Porsche Cayenne
  • Best Large Premium SUV: Range Rover
  • Best Sports Car: Porsche 911 GT models
  • Best Hybrid: Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid
  • Best Entry EV: BYD Dolphin
  • Best Compact EV: Tesla Model Y
  • Best Compact Premium EV: Volvo XC40 EV
  • Best Mid-Range Premium EV: BMW iX3
  • Best Large Premium EV: BMW iX
  • Best Flagship EV: Porsche Taycan

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Beyond the popular vote People’s Choice awards, there was also the Editor’s Choice awards, which given its naturally, skewed towards slightly more left-field choices, cars which may not be top sellers, but has attributes that the editorial team who loves driving appreciates – superior ride and handling but in a slightly less practical packaging for example, or it could be little-known newcomer brand that offers superb value and therefore warrants a bit more attention.

The winners of the 2023 Carlist.my Editor’s Choice awards are:

  • Best Performance Hatchback: MINI JCW 3-Door
  • Best 5-Seater SUV: Chery Omoda 5
  • Best 7-Seater SUV: Peugeot 5008
  • Best Small MPV: Mitsubishi XPANDER
  • Best Large MPV: Nissan Serena
  • Best Pick-up Truck: Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain
  • Best Vehicle for SMEs: JMC Vigus Pro White Series
  • Best Hybrid: Honda Civic e:HEV RS
  • Most Iconic Car: Suzuki Jimny
  • Best Entry EV: Ora Good Cat
  • Best Compact EV: Smart #1
  • Best Premium EV: Audi e-Tron GT
  • Best Grand Tourer: Aston Martin DB12

Beyond car manufacturers, Bridgestone also took home the Brand Activation Campaign Award, for their support of grassroot motorsports events, extending from the Bridgestone Potenza Sport Driving Experience, local time attack and gymkhana events, to sponsoring UiTM's participation in the World Solar Challenge.

Hans

Head of Content

Over 15 years of experience in automotive, from product planning, to market research, to print and digital media. Garages a 6-cylinder manual RWD but buses to work.

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