Vehicle Of The Year (VOTY) 2021 Winners Announced

We have just announced the winning vehicles in 13 vehicle segments for Malaysia. There were many surprises as always as NO leaks of the winning vehicles happened. Every year we get some unhappy car brands wondering why they did not get an award and some others debating us on the segments provided.

This year, so far, there has no debate or unhappiness as the brands understand that we will not budge with our decision as these awards are NOT pre-sold like many others in Malaysia and around the world.

VOTY 2021

There are many Car Of The Year events (we call our event vehicle of the year) around the globe and we Malaysians have had our fair share of awards ceremonies over the past two decades.

It is the best way of honoring the best vehicles the automotive industry has brought to our showrooms and to give our Malaysian car buyers (and maybe some regional car buyers as well since we have regional readers) an idea of which is the best vehicle in each and every segment.

VOTY 2021 event

However, for most ‘car of the year’ events, the winners ‘buy’ their trophies as the event marketing people forward sell the possibility of a win. This we DO NOT do!

Then there are some others who just proudly ‘offer’ the trophy to car manufacturers willing to pay for the trophy.

Well, it is a known fact over that past 12 years that the vehicle of the year (VOTY) event is 100 percent HONEST and TRUE where all car manufacturers in Malaysia have no idea of their success or not until the evening of the yearly event when the winners are announced.

VOTY 2021 winner

This is why our VOTY event has been ‘powered’ by Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad’ from the start until this year and this partnership will continue.

The co-sponsor of the VOTY event, Giga Martime Group (GMG) continues to be a part of this event because of its honest judging team of 4 experienced judges from , and also .

Here are this year’s winners.

We wish all the VOTY winners a well deserved congratulation (which should be shared with their engineers and designers) and for those who did not take an award back, we wish you all the best for next year.    

VOTY winners list 2021

  1. Vehicle Of The Year 2021 – Honda City RS

VOTY 2021 Honda City RS

  1. Crossover Of The Year – Hyundai Kona Smartstream

VOTY 2021 Hyundai Kona Smartstream

  1. 7-Seat SUV Of The Year – Land Rover Discovery TD6 HSE

VOTY 2021 Land Rover Discovery

  1. Electric Car Of The Year – Porsche Taycan

Porsche taycan

  1. Luxury SUV Of The Year – Toyota Harrier

VOTY 2021 Toyota Harrier

  1. 7-Seat Family Vehicle Of The Year – Mitsubishi XPANDER

VOTY 2021 Mitsubishi Xpander

  1. Family Sedan Of The Year – Nissan Almera Turbo

VOTY 2021 Nissan Almera Turbo


  1. Hot Hatch Of The Year – Suzuki Swift Sport

VOTY 2021 Suzuki Swift Sport

  1. Executive Sedan Of The Year – Honda Accord

VOTY 2021 Honda Accord

  1. Luxury Hot Hatch Of The Year – Mercedes-AMG A35

VOTY 2021 Mercedes AMG

  1. Performance Crossover Of The Year – Mercedes-AMG GLB 35

VOTY 2021 Mercedes GLB

  1. Pickup Truck Of The Year – Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain

VOTY 2021 Isuzu

  1. Supercar Of The Year – Aston Martin DBS Superleggera


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

VOTY 2021 lady

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

VOTY 2021 man

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



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