Peugeot 3008 SUV wins MAI Car of the Year 2018 award

Prestigous award: Naza Automotive Manufacturing CEO Laurence Noel (second from left) and Samson with the Car Of The Year 2018 Award. With them are (from left) MAI CEO Datuk Madani Sahari, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking and Malaysia Car of the Year 2018 panel of judges chairman Yamin Vong.

PETALING JAYA: The Peugeot 3008 SUV has won the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) Car of the Year 2018 award.

Naza Corp Holdings automotive group CEO Datuk Samson Anand George, who received the award, said: “It is a great honour for Peugeot Malaysia to receive this coveted award as it stands as a testament to the Peugeot 3008 SUV’s enduring popularity.

“Being a celebrated SUV (sport-utility vehicle) the world over, the Peugeot 3008 SUV received more than 60 international awards and accolades so far and with 430,000 units sold worldwide.

“The Peugeot 3008 SUV proved its mettle in Malaysia as our best-selling model in the country, and we will continue to offer best quality products to the market.”

Adopting the latest stylistic codes of the French marque, the Peugeot 3008 SUV affirms its characteristics with a unique blend of style, comfort and road handling.

It features cutting-edge technology including the innovative and state-of-the-art Peugeot i-Cockpit, a 12.3-inch head-up digital instrument display and an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen with Mirror Screen functionality, comprising Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Mirror Link.

In the area of occupant protection, the Peugeot 3008 SUV comes with a wide-ranging set of technological equipment ensuring high safety standards.

“Thanks to its inspired styling, comfort and advanced safety features complemented with the intuitive technology of the Peugeot i-Cockpit, the Peugeot 3008 SUV remains an outstanding choice in the SUV segment and most definitely a highly-sought-after one in the market,” he said.

The SUV further expanded its list of accolades, earning the Good Design Award for its outstanding overall design, and further clinched Compact Crossover of the Year at the awards ceremony.

Naza Group, which has Kia as one of its automotive franchise brands, also took home MPV of the Year – Below RM200,000 award for the Kia Grand Carnival 2.2D SX family MPV.

Previously, the Peugeot 3008 SUV was awarded European Car of the Year 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show and two Red Dot Product Design awards for its innovative achievements in design.

The Peugeot 3008 SUV is also the third Peugeot to win the honorary title of Car of the Year.

The Peugeot 308 Turbo and Peugeot RCZ won Car of the Year at the NST-Maybank Car of the Year awards in 2009 and 2011, respectively.

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