Last night at the Malaysia Car of the Year (COTY) Awards 2017 saw Honda taking a big collective win in multiple categories along with the “Overall Car of the Year” award with the Honda Jazz Sport Hybrid.

The 16th edition of the awards also saw Tan Chong Group taking home an award for “Championing Sustainable Mobility” while the “Automotive Man of the Year” award went to Dato’ Dr. Zahari Husin for his work as Managing Director of Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd.

Elsewhere, the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine was conferred the “Good Design” and “Plug-in Hybrid Car of the Year” awards while the Hyundai Ioniq 1.6 HEV was appointed the Hybrid Car of the Year.

Unsurprising, the Mazda CX-5 was the “Top Export Car of the Year” while a wide range of models from various manufacturers were all conferred their deserved share of appraisals.

Sedans & Hatchbacks

0,001 – RM 60,000 Perodua Myvi 1.5
RM 60,001 – RM 100,000 Honda Jazz Sport Hybrid
RM 100,001 – RM 130,000 Hyundai Ioniq 1.6 HEV
RM 130,001 – RM 160,000 Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P
RM 161,001 – RM 200,000 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.5
RM 200,001 – RM 250,000 BMW 330e
RM 250,001 – RM 300,000 Mercedes-Benz C350e
RM 300,001 – RM 400,000 Mercedes-Benz E250
RM 400,001 – RM 500,000 Mercedes-Benz E300
RM 500,000 and above Mercedes-Benz S400h

SUV & Crossover

Below RM 130,000 Honda HR-V 1.8 2WD
RM 130,001 – RM 160,000 Honda CR-V 1.5 TC 2WD
RM 160,001 – RM 200,000 Kia Sorento 2.2D CRDi
RM 200,001 – RM 300,000 BMW X1 sDrive20i
RM 300,001 – RM 400,000 Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4MATIC AMG Line
RM 400,001 – RM 500,000 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine
RM 500,001 – RM 700,000 Jaguar F-Pace Prestige


Below RM 100,000 Honda BR-V 1.5
RM 100,001 – RM 160,000 Toyota Innova 2.0
Above RM 160,000 Kia Grand Carnival 2.2D


Below RM 120,000 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4G (4×4)
Above RM 120,000 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.8G (4×4)

Coupe & Cabriolet

Below RM 350,000 Subaru BRZ
RM 350,000 – RM 550,000 BMW M2 Coupe
Above RM 550,000 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

The Malaysian COTY 2017 was held in the run-up to the Malaysia Autoshow 2017 which will take place in MAEPS, Serdang this 9th – 12th of November 2017. Those looking to check it out can apply the “Autoshow” promo code on Grab for a discount of RM 8 for two rides. At arrival, both the GRAB passengers will be given complimentary passes for the Malaysia Autoshow 2017 powered worth RM 10 each.

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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.