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The Proton X70 (CKD) took home the coveted Vehicle of the Year 2020 award at the Vehicle of the Year Awards (VOTY) 2020 at The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur today. 

Hosted by Malaysian motoring website and Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad, the Awards was originally set to take place on 21 March before it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Allianz Malaysia Berhad is once again proud to team up with for another VOTY Awards. Given the circumstances with the COVID-19 pandemic, it was important that we continued to show our support to the automotive industry by applauding their fantastic efforts over 2019,” said Zakri Khir, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Malaysia Berhad. 

“The new normal is going to be anything but, normal. No industry has been left unscathed by COVID-19 and it is a tough road ahead as we focus on recovery and redemption. But in the meantime, let’s celebrate the hard work and talent of the car makers and their teams who have continued to deftly navigate through uncertainties, changing appetites and expectations, and to be resilient in the face of these challenges,” added Zakri who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Allianz General.

This year’s ceremony featured 17 categories including the coveted Vehicle of the Year award as well as awards recognising the best technologies, and of course, individuals and teams behind the scenes.

Other winners included, Mazda CX-30 (Crossover of the Year), BMW 7 Series (Luxury Sedan of the Year), Porsche 911 Carrera S (Supercar of the Year) and Toyota Corolla (Compact Car of the Year). In addition, Queenie Tham of Sime Darby Auto Connexion and Reza Mutalib of Motor Image were also recognised as Automotive Lady of 2020 and Automotive Gentleman of 2020 respectively.

The VOTY Awards is the first local automotive awards ceremony which pays homage to both ground-breaking products as well as the hardworking Malaysians that brings them to our shores.

Participation for the awards is automatic and absolutely free of charge, with zero advertising obligations which ensures a merit-based system.  Winning vehicles from each category were selected by the editorial staff of, led by editorial head, Daniel Fernandez and his dedicated team of writers who love all vehicles – big, small and well-priced. Vehicle of the Year Awards (VOTY) 2020 - Winners List

Vehicle of the Year 2020 – Proton X70 (CKD)
Crossover of the Year – Mazda CX-30
7-Seat SUV of the Year – Hyundai Santa Fe
Luxury Sedan of the Year – BMW 7 Series
Luxury SUV of the Year – Volvo XC90 T8
Luxury Crossover of the Year – Lexus UX
Sports Sedan of the Year – Volvo S60 T8
Compact Car of the Year – Toyota Corolla
Executive Sedan of the Year – Lexus ES 250
Sports Car of the Year – Toyota GR Supra
Hot Hatch of the Year – Mercedes-Benz A 250
Compact Sedan of the Year – Perodua Bezza
Pickup Truck of the Year – Isuzu D-Max 1.9L Bluepower
Supercar of the Year – Porsche 911 Carrera S
Automotive Lady of 2020 – Queenie Tham of Sime Darby Auto Connexion
Automotive Gentleman of 2020 – Reza Mutalib of Motor Image
Malaysia’s No.1 Car Insurer – Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad


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