The 2017 edition of the Women’s World Car of the Year awards has taken place and the Peugeot 3008 won in the SUV category - making this the 35th title awarded to the luxury SUV.
This is the eighth edition of the prestigious award, chosen by an all-female judging panel of 25 motoring journalists from 20 different countries.
The judges convene once a year to elect a winner in each category. The vehicles considered for awards must be sold in at least five countries, on at least two continents prior to 1 January of the year of the awards.
This year, 420 cars were contenders for the various titles across six categories: family, SUV, budget, green, performance and luxury vehicle.
“The Peugeot 3008SUV won because of its Peugeot i-Cockpit - which the judges found elegant and impressive - its interior and exterior styling, as well as its road-holding and driving pleasure” said Managing Director of Women's World Car of the Year, Sandy Myhre.
Other winners included Ford Fiesta, Mazda CX-5, BMW 5-Series, Honda Civic Type R, McLaren 720S and the Supreme Winner, Hyundai Ioniq.
“The Peugeot 3008 SUV has received numerous accolades worldwide said Francisco Gaie, Managing Director of Peugeot Citroën South Africa.
We are very excited that closer to home, it is also being acknowledged. Since its launch in August, the 3008 has been nominated as finalist in the prestigious WesBank South African Car of The Year competition and has also been voted a finalist in in the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards competition. Both winners will be announced in early 2018.
“The no of awards bestowed on the Peugeot 3008 SUV are an indication of the exceptional quality and class-leading features it has to offer, and all at a reasonable price.”
“Its premium interior, up-to-date in car specification, refined drive and economical engine range puts it up there with the best cars in its class.” Francisco added.
We are exceptionally honoured that the 3008 SUV has been given this recognition by an all-female panel of judges and look forward to its growing success in the South African car market.