After winning Best MPV and Car of the Year for 2010, Peugeot also came first in two of the newest categories: Best Crossover with the 3008 and Sports Car of the Year with the new RCZ Sports Coupe.
More than 275 new cars have been put through their paces by Diesel Car’s expert testers to choose the winners in ten categories, introducing three new categories: Best Crossover, Best Sports Car and Best Eco Car, with the latter recognising the best in the hybrid world of motoring. This year’s awards were sponsored by Evolution Chips, one of the leaders in diesel tuning in the UK.
“We have seen a lot of talented contenders this year, despite the turmoil the motor industry has faced. I am really pleased to announce Peugeot taking the top spot with the spectacular 5008 winning Diesel Car, awarded Car of the Year 2010,” said Ian Robertson, Editor of Diesel Car magazine.
“It truly is the right car for the right times, with competitive pricing, generous equipment levels and a good all-round driving experience, wrapped up in a package that seats seven”, Robertson added.
The Peugeot 5008 was released in 2009 as a 5 or 7-seat compact MPV. 4.5 meters long, the 5008 has a range of four engines, two diesel, two petrol. The diesel models are 1.6 HDI (109 horsepower) and the 2.0 HDI (150 horsepower). The gasoline engines are a naturally-aspirated 1.6-liter unit developing 120 horsepower and a turbocharged 1.6-liter that puts out 156 horsepower.