Peugeot’s 3008 was named European Car of the Year in a ceremony at the Geneva Motor Show – beating competition from six finalists.
The SUV was up against the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Citroën C3, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Nissan Micra, Peugeot 3008, Toyota C-HR, Volvo S90/V90 in the competition, which is judged by a jury of 58 journalists from 22 European countries.
President of the Jury, Hakan Matson, an automobile expert from the Swedish economic magazine Dagens Industri, said: “The jury recognizes that the market share of SUVs and Crossover cars has been steadily increasing. The Peugeot is a worthy winner.”
Jean-Philippe Imparato, chief executive of Peugeot, said: “We are so happy. It is a great moment and I am very proud to receive this prize for our Peugeot 3008.”
The criteria taken into consideration for the award are, in addition to the innovation and the security, the design and the value for money.
The Peugeot topped that table, having amassed 319 points. The overall leader board was:
- Peugeot 3008: 319 points
- Alfa Romeo Giulia: 296 points
- Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse: 197 points
- Volvo S90/V90: 172 points
- Citroën C3: 166 points
- Toyota C-HR: 165 points
- Nissan Micra: 135 points