Reasons for cars that won at the 2017 CarSifu Editors’ Choice Awards on Oct 5:
Best Pick-up Truck Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure X
The Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure X is powerful and fuel efficient, with its segment-first variable valve timing technology, and has many premium passenger car convenience features. It scores high as a well-packaged value for money 4X4 pick-up truck and is high on practicality.
Best Compact MPV Toyota Sienta 1.5V
Unconventional exterior looks along with a stylish dashboard, a roomy interior and large power-sliding doors easily make the Toyota Sienta a compelling compact MPV for the modern out-going family.
Best MPV <RM200K Kia Grand Carnival 2.2 CRDI EX
The Kia Grand Carnival EX seats eight people, offers business-class travel with a high-quality interior and plush ride quality. Its powerful diesel engine is also particularly frugal, with combined fuel consumption rated at 7.9 litres per 100km.
Most Well-Specced Mid-size Car Hyundai Elantra 1.6 T-GDI Sport
The Hyundai Elantra Sport’s powerful 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, and an impressive list of safety and comfort features including a segment-exclusive Hands-free Smart Trunk, are items that makes the car outstanding.
Most Well-Specced Large-size Car Kia Optima GT
The Kia Optima GT takes the finishing line for its competitive pricing, powertrain and high specifications. Its 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine is arguably the most powerful in the segment and the car comes with plenty of safety and entertainment features and items like Dynamic Bending Light and wireless smartphone charging.
Most Well-Specced Mid-size SUV/Crossover Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P 2WD
The Honda Sensing suite of smart features such as lane keeping assist, collision alert and avoidance add on to a long list of desirable items that increases the level of safety of the CR-V. The car also looks more cutting-edge compared with the previous generation model.
Most Well-Specced Large-size SUV/Crossover Renault Koleos 4WD
Aside from a luxury car-like ride, the Koleos’ futuristic dashboard and instrument cluster, stylish large centre monitor and host of active and passive safety features heightens its appeal.
Most Well-Specced Luxury Mid-size Car Volvo S90 T5
While delivering big on safety, performance, interior space and comfort, the S90 is also high on the lux factor and smart features such as active cruise control and Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving features.
Most Well-Specced Luxury Large-size Car BMW 740Le xDrive
We are going with the BMW 740Le xDrive because of its full suite of features which comes standard such as the Driving Assistant Plus system with lane departure warning, lane change warning, pedestrian collision warning, front and rear crossing traffic alert, steering/lane control assistant and lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection among others. The others in the segment offer a similar type package as an option.
Most Well-Specced Luxury Large-size SUV/Crossover Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport
The F-Pace isn’t just a lavishly specced high-rider, it also lives up to its category as a sporty utility vehicle with its slew of technologies to take on tough terrain and an option for its driver to pursue their outdoor endeavours with an Activity Key wearable.
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