Published on May 4th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
VOTY 2019//7-Seater SUV – Peugeot 5008
This is a rather niche category that seems to be expanding as time goes by. Many just don’t want to be seen in MPVs but still need 2 extra seats for when they need to transport children. It’s a category reserved for parents who still love being seen in stylish, exciting cars. Such a niche is best filled by those used to serving up left-field products.
That’s why the Peugeot 5008 is our winner.
The 5008 is one of the most striking looking cars on the road today. It would have won on an award for design too. They did so many new things with the car that the industry is bound to take a generation or two to catch up. It’s a car that starts conversations, turns heads but still has a couple of extra seats when the time comes to move people.
Peugeot 5008 1.6L Specifications
Engine: 4-cylinder 16v Turbo
Power: 163bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque: 240Nm @ 1400rpm
Transmission: 6-speed auto with manual select
0-100km/h: 10 seconds
Top speed: 205km/h
Price: From RM173,888
How VOTY Winners are selected.
Our process is simple and clean.
All cars launched in Malaysia within 13 months of 2019 are eligible for entry. We contact all car brands operating in the country and ask to test these cars. There are no participation fees, no buying of tables at the event, no charge whatsoever. All that’s needed is a fresh enough car, and a willingness to give our judges a test drive.
About a month before the event, the four judges from dsf.my and gohedgostan.com (Daniel Sherman Fernandes, Ross Hadi, Amirul Mukminin and Subhash Nair) convene to discuss which vehicles impressed us in each category. The judges can only vote on cars that they’ve driven. A simple majority is all it takes for a car to win in a category.
Our title sponsor Allianz recognises the integrity of our team and all players involved in deciding on winners and leaves all decisions to us regarding the winners. We hope our readers appreciate the efforts of all parties involved and provide us with feedback on how we can further improve on this.