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Kuala Lumpur, 27 October 2021 

The Honda City RS bagged the Vehicle of the Year award at the DSF.my-Allianz Vehicle of the Year (VOTY) Awards 2021 in Petaling Jaya on 26 October 2021. 

Despite the tough market and challenging environment in 2021, the powertrain, high performance and safety features of the Honda City RS was too hard to ignore as it took home the night’s coveted award.

Hosted by Malaysian motoring website www.dsf.my and Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad (Allianz General), this year’s VOTY 2021 awards featured 16 categories recognising the best technologies, and of course, individuals and teams behind the scenes.

Other winners include, Hyundai Kona Smartstream (Crossover of the Year), Nissan Almera Turbo (Family Sedan of the Year), Aston Martin DBS Superleggera (Supercar of the Year) and Suzuki Swift Sport (Hot Hatch of the Year), with Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) President Datuk Aishah Ahmad awarded the Automotive Lady of 2021 and Sime Darby Motors Managing Director, Retail and Distribution for Malaysia Jeffrey Gan taking home the gong for Automotive Gentleman of 2021.


Vehicle of the Year 2021:
Honda Malaysia Sales Division General Manager Sunita Prabhakaran (center) was on hand to receive the Vehicle of the Year 2021 award for the Honda City RS at the DSF.my-Allianz Vehicle of the Year Awards (VOTY) 2021. Here, she is flanked by Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad Chief Executive Officer Sean Wang (left) and Deputy Chief of Sales Sazali Abdul Rahman. 
said Sean Wang, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz General.

“Together with DSF.my, Allianz General is delighted to honour car manufacturers and the key individuals for their strength and resolve in that seeing through the difficult business environment and challenges of 2021. After having back-to-back years that challenged every aspect of the business, the least we could do is give them a deserve pat on the back and a night off!” added Sean.

The VOTY Awards is the first local automotive awards ceremony to honour ground-breaking automotive creations and the hardworking individuals that bring them to our shores.

The VOTY Awards winners are selected based on merit by the editorial staff of www.dsf.my, led by editorial head Daniel Fernandez and his dedicated team of writers, with zero advertising obligations expected of the winners.

Vehicle of the Year 2021 – Honda City RS

Crossover of the Year – Hyundai Kona Smartstream

7-Seat SUV of the Year –  Land Rover Discovery TD6 HSE

Electric Car of the Year – Porsche Taycan

Luxury SUV of the Year – Toyota Harrier

7-Seat Family Vehicle of the Year – Mitsubishi XPANDER

Family Sedan of the Year – Nissan Almera Turbo

Hot Hatch of the Year – Suzuki Swift Sport

Executive Sedan of the Year – Honda Accord    

Luxury Hot Hatch of the Year –  Mercedes-AMG A35

Performance Crossover of the Year – Mercedes-AMG GLB 35

Pickup Truck of the Year – Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain

Supercar of The Year – Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Automotive Lady of 2021 – Datuk Aishah Ahmad- President, MAA

Automotive Gentleman of 2021 – Jeffrey Gan, Managing Director, Retail and Distribution for Malaysia, Sime Darby Motors

Malaysia’s No.1 Car Insurer – Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad