Reasons for cars that won at the 2017 CarSifu Editors’ Choice Awards on Oct 5:
Best Design of the Year Lexus LC 500
The curvaceous exterior, 3D lights as well as its sculptured interior and seats give the LC 500 a striking styling like no other. Need we say more?
Business Ride of the Year BMW 740Le xDrive
The new 740Le, with its generous legroom and lavish interior is a joy to sit in, more so if your are at the rear seats. Get driven in this car and be the subject of envy.
Best Family Ride <RM100K Honda BR-V 1.5L V
Fits seven in a trendy crossover format that’s complemented by an interior that’s functional and a cut above. Think BR-V and you will think generous storage space with versatile seating arrangement -- plus 11 cup holders. An Asean NCAP 5-star safety rating helps secure its win.
Best Family Ride RM100K-RM200K (3 Seating Rows) Kia Grand Carnival 2.2 CRDI EX
The Kia Grand Carnival EX seats eight people and impresses with good safety features, business-class comfort, a plush ride, and two powered sliding-doors.
Its large interior is enhanced with flexible seating layout. Its third-row seats can fold flat to provide luggage room.
Hybrid Vehicle of the Year Hyundai Ioniq HEV Plus
While the Ioniq delivers exceptional fuel economy, the HEV Plus variant has additional features such as Lane Keeping Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking and wireless smartphone charging, which are usually found in vehicles of higher segments.
Hybrid Luxury Vehicle of the Year Mercedes-Benz C 350 e
The C 350 e offers a better mix of hybrid efficiency and performance with cabin refinements that’s synonymous with larger Mercedes-Benz models. Comfortable air suspension ride is a point in its favour.
Sporty Luxury Large-size Sedan of the Year Porsche Panamera
The Panamera is unquestionably quick with its performance oriented engine, it is also gifted with a plush interior, sophisticated technologies and an absolutely unique body styling to leave the competition in its wake.
Sporty Luxury Coupe of the Year Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe
The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe carries a fantastic price tag that’s not very short of RM800,000. While this powerful masterpiece of German engineering performs like a racing stallion, it also offers upmarket interior for first-class travel.
Diesel Engine of the Year Mitsubishi 2.4L 4-cylinder MIVEC Turbo Diesel DI-D Common Rail VGT Intercooler
Outright power isn’t everything and while Mitsubishi’s turbo-diesel engine has enough of it, there’s also plenty of control to make it a highly versatile powerplant in the Triton VGT Adventure X that can provide a steady stream of power.
Petrol Engine of the Year Peugeot 1.2L 3-cylinder turbo PureTech
The 1.2-litre Peugeot PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engine has the power and performance of a 1.6-litre engine, but the fuel efficiency of a smaller engine. In the new Peugeot 208 PureTech, its fuel consumption is rated at 5 litres per 100km on the mixed driving cycle, which means the car can travel up to 1,000km with a 50-litre petrol tank.
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