ASEAN Car of the Year Awards 2015 – Our participation and the finalists!

Published on July 30th, 2015

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For the first time ever in ASEAN’s 48-year history – the ASEAN Car of the Year Awards 2015 was launched and organised by iCar Asia to mark the region’s automotive market involvement in the world of cars. In collaboration with motoring journalists alike from Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia; as well as industry experts from across the ASEAN region, the nomination of the finalists are now official, in-time to facilitate the judging of the winners ahead of the annoucement in the 4th quarter this year.

Along with the other 15 panel of judges from esteemed publications in Malaysia for the ASEAN Car of the Year Awards – we are also proud to announce TrafficMagOnline’s involvement in this highly accredited programme. Our colleague and resident vehicular expert, Qhalis Najmi and Johan Izham has been invited to contribute to our beloved automotive industry in Malaysia and name the Car of the Year.

Panel of Judges

Chips Yap – Motor Trader

Gan Yong Li – Pandu Laju

Denis Wong – Counter Steer

GC Mah – Auto Buzz

Johan Izham Jamalulil – Traffic Mag Online

Kenneth Sow – Kensomuse

Kon Wai Luen – Autoworld

Matthew Tong – Auto Buzz

Qhalis Najmi – Traffic Mag Online

Tom Goh – Zero to Hundred

Vishal – Car, Bikes and Trucks (NST)

Yap Kam Foo – Top Gear

Award Nomination

The nominations are spread among 22 different categories, ranging from car segments to MPVs and SUV as well as premium variants among others. The scoring method of each vehicle is recorded according to a criteria which consists of after sales service and buying satisfaction which are done by consumers; system for depreciation rates are created and scored by financial industry partners; reliability rating is created and scored by warranty provider industry partners; vehicles that are still officially available for sale or arriving within 2015, while the vehicle’s dynamics are done by the panel of judges. Every nomination and scoring system as well as the results are made transparent to the public.

ASEAN Car of the Year Finalist

BUDGET CAR OF THE YEAR

Perodua Axia

Proton Iriz

Kia Picanto

COMPACT CAR OF THE YEAR

Honda Jazz

Mazda 2

Ford Fiesta

FAMILY CAR OF THE YEAR

Mazda 3

Toyota Corolla Altis

Honda Civic

EXECUTIVE CAR OF THE YEAR

Mazda 6

Toyota Camry

Ford Mondeo

Honda Accord

FAMILY MPV OF THE YEAR

Mazda Biante

Proton Exora

Volkswagen Cross Touran

PREMIUM MPV OF THE YEAR

Honda Odyssey

Volkswagen Sharan

Ford S-Max

CROSSOVER OF THE YEAR

Honda HR-V

Peugeot 2008

Ford Ecosport

Mitsubishi ASX

Subaru XV

COMPACT SUV OF THE YEAR

Mazda CX-5

Ford Kuga

Honda CR-V

FAMILY SUV OF THE YEAR

Isuzu MU-X

Hyundai Santa Fe

Nissan X-Trail

PICKUP TRUCK OF THE YEAR

Ford Ranger

Isuzu D-Max

Mitsubishi Triton

COUPE OF THE YEAR

BMW 2-Series

Peugeot RCZ

Hyundai Veloster

Subaru BRZ

Toyota 86

Volkswagen Scirocco

PREMIUM COMPACT CAR OF THE YEAR

Audi A3

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Volvo V40

PREMIUM FAMILY CAR OF THE YEAR

BMW 3-Series

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Lexus IS

Volvo V60

PREMIUM EXECUTIVE CAR OF THE YEAR

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Audi A6

BMW 5-Series

PREMIUM FLAGSHIP OF THE YEAR

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Audi A8

BMW 7-Series

Lexus LS

PREMIUM COMPACT SUV OF THE YEAR

Audi Q3

BMW X1

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

PREMIUM MID-SIZE SUV OF THE YEAR

Volvo XC60

Lexus NX

BMW X3

Porsche Macan

PREMIUM SUV OF THE YEAR

BMW X5

Porsche Cayenne

Volvo XC90

PREMIUM COUPE OF THE YEAR

BMW 4-Series

Lexus RC

Audi TT

Jaguar F-Type

PERFORMANCE CAR OF THE YEAR

BMW M4

Porsche 911

BMW i8

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

McLaren 650s

GRAND TOURER OF THE YEAR

BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

Porsche Panamera

Bentley Continental GT

DRIVER’S CAR OF THE YEAR

Volkswagen Golf R

Renault Megane RS

Ford Fiesta ST

 

Though it will be difficult for us to name the Car of the Year 2015 amongst all these excellent nominated candidates of cars, we are excited to be a part of it nevertheless! Look forward to the results of the 2015 ASEAN Car of the Year in Q4 this year on our website and participating media channels.

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