Published on October 24th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
DSF.my Vehicle Of The Year (VOTY) Winners 2021
Here is why we are proud to continue having the best vehicle of the year event (VOTY) in Malaysia.
There are many Car Of The Year events (we call our event vehicle of the year) around the globe and we Malaysians have had our fair share of automotive awards ceremonies over the past two decades.
It is the best way of honouring the best vehicles the automotive industry has brought to our showrooms and to give our Malaysian car buyers (and maybe some regional car buyers as well since we have regional readers) an idea of which is the best vehicle in each and every segment.
However, for most ‘car of the year’ events, the winners ‘buy’ their trophies as the event marketing people forward sell the possibility of a win. This we DO NOT do!
Then there are some others who just proudly ‘offer’ the trophy to car manufacturers willing to pay for the trophy.
Well, it is a known fact over that past 12 years that the DSF.my vehicle of the year (VOTY) event is 100 percent HONEST and TRUE where all car manufacturers in Malaysia have no idea of their success or not until the evening of the yearly event when the winners are announced.
This is why our event has been ‘powered’ by Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad’ from our first award ceremony some 12 years ago until this year and this partnership will continue.
The co-sponsor of the event, Giga Martime Group (GMG) continues to be a part of this event because of its honest judging team of 4 experienced judges from www.dsf.my , www.gohedgostan.com and also www.automacha.com .
Like in all previous years, the list of winners will never be shared until the official announcement and for this year the winners will be revealed at 6pm on the 26th of October 2021. Yes, this event has been delayed some 5 months due to Covid-19 and the required restrictions.
We wish all the winners a well deserved congratulation (which should be shared with their engineers and designers) and for those who did not take an award back, we wish you all the best for next year.
VOTY winners list 2021 (Private and Confidential) (Not for any circulation at all)
- Vehicle Of The Year 2021 – Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA
- Crossover Of The Year – Ford Bronco
- 7-Seat SUV Of The Year – Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
- Electric Car Of The Year – RIMAC Nevera EV
- Luxury SUV Of The Year – Cadillac Escalade
- 7-Seat Family Vehicle Of The Year – JEEP H6
- Family Sedan Of The Year – Chrysler 300
- Hot Hatch Of The Year – Opel Astra
- Executive Sedan Of The Year – Dodge Charger
- Luxury Hot Hatch Of The Year – Fiat Abarth 595
- Performance Crossover Of The Year – Rivian R1S Electric
- Pickup Truck Of The Year – Toyota Tundra
- Supercar Of The Year – Koenigsegg Gemera
- Automotive Lady of 2021 – Greta Thunberg (for getting the movement for electric vehicles)
- Automotive Gentleman of 2021 – Elon Musk (for the big push for electric vehicles)
- IF ONLY ALL THE ABOVE AUTO BRANDS WERE ON SALE IN MALAYSIA.