Peugeot 208 is named 2020 European Car of the Year

Peugeot 208 is named 2020 European Car of the Year

The new Peugeot 208 has been named the 2020 European Car of the Year, finishing ahead of two electric vehicles, the Tesla Model 3 and Porsche Taycan. The second-gen 208, which made its debut in February last year, collected 281 points and 17 individual first-place votes.

Although it garnered the same number of first-place votes, the Tesla only managed 242 points in total, while the Taycan ended up with 222 points. Fourth place went to the Renault Clio V, which obtained 211 points.

The rest of the finalists were the Ford Puma, which received 209 points, the Toyota Corolla, which ended up with 152 points, and the F40 BMW 1 Series, with 133 points. Judging was carried out by a jury of 58 motoring journalists from 23 countries across the Continent.

The annual awards were supposed to be presented in its usual fashion, at the start of the Geneva International Motor Show, but the cancellation of that event by force majeure brought about by the Covid-19 novel coronavirus outbreak meant that this year’s COTY ceremony was carried out via an online presentation.

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  • Truckers on Mar 03, 2020 at 11:13 am

    The car also won our 2020 Tow Truck Favourite Car of the Year award.

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  • Wong Ryan on Mar 03, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Where is Malaysia version?

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  • vivizurianti on Mar 03, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Indeed COTY 2020 for Europe. Just wait for a decade or so….and see if these car owners still happy or frowning about their ownership.

    COTY is always about bells and whistles stuff, “wow” design, etc. Very little about real world-reliability, dependability, affordability, ownership satisfaction, etc.

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    • How do you suggest them to rate “real world reliability, dependability” when that takes 5 years or so. Also how is affordability rated when the prices of cars differ in all countries. Also how are owners satisfaction rated when the car isn’t even released to most of the public? If you want something without problems buy an axia. Stay in your perodua/toyota, nobody cares.

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  • at least it not suv ffs

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  • Colin Wong on Mar 03, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Given Naza’s track record, this car will not have a good reputation after it is launched in Malaysia. Sad but true. I am a loyal Peugeot owner but deeply disappointed with the poor quality of after sale service.

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  • Sam Look on Mar 03, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Toyota top from Japan. Chinese make cars not in the list

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    • Logical Deduction on Mar 03, 2020 at 11:04 pm

      If you read the list wrong, yes it is top from the backside

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