Published on May 8th, 2024 | by Subhash Nair


Family MPV Of The Year – Toyota Innova Zenix Hybrid

Our pick for Family MPV of the year goes to none other than the Toyota Innova Zenix Hybrid.

This year, the 7-seater market exploded with more SUV-type options available than ever. We still feel that buyers in this segment are looking for something solid and dependable while opening up to the idea of electrification as fuel prices threaten to rise in the coming months. Hence, our choice for Family MPV of the year was the Toyota Innova Zenix Hybrid.

Toyota Innova Zenix HEV rear three quarter

The Toyota Innova Zenix Hybrid is a great combination. It’s much more affordable than your typical Alphard or Vellfire as it was engineered specifically for our region. That being said, unlike the Innovas of the past, the Innova Zenix is built on TNGA bones, so you get a sophisticated chassis with high rigidity. And while the new Innova Zenix has some SUV cues, it’ still as practical as ever with wide-opening doors, a high roof and a low floor.

About VOTY 2024

The Allianz DSF.my Vehicle Of The Year (VOTY) Award ceremony is the first and only vehicle award event in Malaysia that does not hand out paid awards, nor does it charge winners or participating brands any fee whatsoever. Winners are allowed to use the VOTY event logo free of charge in all marketing materials. Event attendees are not even charged for their seat at the award presentation. All car manufacturers that operate in Malaysia are invited to participate free of charge. All they have to do is let our judges test drive their nominated vehicles.

The nominated vehicles must have been launched in Malaysia in the last 12 months and cannot be a localised minor facelift (body-kits, stickers, wheel upgrades, etc). All judging is independent and is put down to a vote before the winners are selected. Car manufacturers are not informed if they are winning or not before the event.

The judges for VOTY 2024 are Daniel Sherman Fernandez and Subhash Nair of dsf.my, Ross Hadi of gohedgostan.com and Joshua Chin of automacha.com.

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