Published on July 9th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Mercedes-Benz C-Class // Executive Sedan Of The Year VOTY 2022
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Is Our VOTY 2022 Pick For Executive Sedan Of The Year.
Mass market vehicles today are getting really good and to a certain degree it’s becoming increasingly unnecessary to purchase something with a premium badge to get the full ‘modern vehicle’ experience. That puts a lot of pressure on the premium segment to create products that can still bring something new to the table. We found that the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class was one of those premium cars that managed to reinvent itself and stay relevant in 2022. When compared to the W205 C-Class that it replaces, the new W206 C-Class is a much more refined, comfortable and practical vehicle to live with and it still oozes style.
The new C-Class is noticeably larger than the outgoing model, but it still builds on the same MRA2 chassis. The new look gives the C-Class a much more full-bodied appearance. While it still carries the ‘baby S-Class’ persona, it now has the proportions and usability of a much larger sedan than its predecessor which earns it our award for Executive Sedan Of The Year.
This new model also puts a huge emphasis on technology and the finer details. Step into the cabin of the new C-Class and it’s not just the first impression that will blow you away. Spend some time and you’ll discover things like wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto, both of which are either missing or cost options on key rivals.
About DSF.my-Allianz Vehicle Of The Year Awards (VOTY)
VOTY is sponsored by Allianz Malaysia Berhad and is judged by Daniel Sherman Fernandez, Ross Hadi, Amirul Mukminin and Subhash Nair from Drive Safe and Fast (dsf.my) and GohedGostan.com.
Our selection process is simple and clean. All cars launched in Malaysia within 13 months of our cutoff date are eligible for entry. We contact all car brands officially operating in Malaysia and ask for our judges to test out eligible cars. There is no participation fee, no tables/seats to buy, no package deals. No car company may buy their award and that makes unique in Malaysia. It is held annually and the way we determine the winners is by having each of the experienced judges vote on their favourite car in each category.
The categories are kept as consistent as possible from year to year, but we’ve made some revisions to fit the market. Some years there just aren’t any hot hatches launched but tonnes of new hybrids or electric cars. Our title sponsor Allianz recognises the integrity of our team and leaves the decisions to us with regards to categories and winners.