Behind the close doors of the Geneva Auto Show has been made the “Car of the Year” award ceremony at Palexpo that see the victory of Peugeot 208.
The event was transmitted live on the Geneva International Motor Show website, and on the Facebook page GimsSwiss.
A jury of 58 journalists elected the Peugeot 208 as “Car of the Year” ahead of the six other finalists. The car stood out from its competitors thanks to its exceptional choice of powertrains which includes an electric version beside the traditional gasoline and diesel engine.
Once the winner was announced, Frank Janssen, President of the Jury and car journalist from the German magazine Stern, had the opportunity to talk to Mr Jean-Philippe Imparato, the brand director of Peugeot, by video-conference.
Not present on site, Mr Imparato was able to react live to the announcement.
“We are delighted that the Peugeot 208 has been honoured “Car of the Year”. It’s fantastic to be recognized by a jury of experts like the Car of the Year jury”.
Peugeot 208 – 281 points
Tesla Model 3 – 242 points
Porsche Taycan – 222 points
Renault Clio – 211 points
Ford Puma – 209 points
Toyota Corolla – 152 points
BMW 1 Series – 133 points
Source: GIMS (Geneva International Motor Show)