Published on May 5th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Allianz Malaysia & hosts Vehicle of the Year Awards 2019 

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

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 which pays homage to both groundbreaking products as well as the hardworking Malaysians that brings them to our shores.

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

“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,” said Zakri Khir, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Malaysia Berhad.

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

More discerning customers, stiffer 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 is automatic and absolutely free of charge, with zero advertising obligations. This minimizes the risk of bias wins and ensures a merit-based system.

Besides that, the winners from each category was selected by the editorial staff of, lead by editorial head, Daniel Fernandez and his dedicated team who love vehicles, big, small and well-priced.

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

19.              Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad –  Malaysia’s No.1 Car Insurer

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