PEUGEOT 208 wins the Motor Enthusiast’s Choice as judged by the public interest.
The award was announced as part of the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) social media takeover, this week.
It outmuscled 24 other finalists in the prestigious competition to attract the most votes from the public. The accolade comes on the heels of the 208’s outgoing COTY winner, the Peugeot 2008 SUV.
“We were immensely proud of the PEUGEOT 2008 SUV winning last year’s competition, along with Stellantis being considered the most-admired car company in the country,” said Leslie Ramsoomar, Managing Director of Stellantis South Africa.
“For the PEUGEOT 208 to be recognised by the South African public as their choice for this year is another proud moment for us, for which we are sincerely flattered.”
The SAGMJ said the PEUGEOT 208 “goes against the grain in its delivery of being a compact hatchback… with distinctive styling and buttery smooth driving dynamics.”
The 2022 COTY title was judged by a jury from 25 finalists in eight categories.
The Peugeot 208 was a finalist in the Compact category and was joined on the prestigious list by the recently introduced Landtrek.
Image (Peugeot 208 wins big at the COTY awards).