Audi A4 awarded Autoworld Car of the Year 2012
RESULTS of the Autoworld Car of the Year 2012 are out, and 17 winners have been announced from a pool of 31 cars launched between November 2011 and October 2012 in Malaysia, according to a press release.
Results of the Autoworld Car of the Year 2012 are determined by a combination of judges’ scoring and online voting to deliver an outcome that is credible and reflective of general sentiment.
Now in its third successive year, Malaysia’s first car award is organised by automotive online portal Autoworld.com.my Sdn Bhd.
For the first time, the Autoworld awards judging panel gave an overall Car of the Year award, and it went to the face-lifted Audi A4, which also won the Best Premium Compact Passenger Car category.
Amongst all cars tested, the A4 had the highest overall score. Close behind the A4 were the Ford Ranger, Honda CR-Z, Lexus GS 250, and Range Rover Evoque.
Four cars were nominated for the Judges Choice Award: Ford Focus, Honda CR-Z, Range Rover Evoque and Volkswagen Polo Sedan. The CR-Z emerged triumphant. The surprise winner of the Members Choice Award was the all-new Ford Ranger, edging out the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Audi A4, Honda City and Renault Clio RS 200.
Nissan’s popular new Almera was named Best Value-for-Money Passenger Car, and the CFE-powered Proton Exora Bold was selected as Best Value-for-Money MPV. Named Best Value-for-Money SUV/Crossover was the Chevrolet Captiva 2.0 VCDi.