Peugeot Wins 6th European COTY Award
Peugeot wins Europe’s most prestigious European ‘Car of the Year’ award for the sixth time since it won the award back in 1969. For 2020, Peugeot won with the all-new Peugeot 208 five-door supermini hatchback. The coveted award was presented to the French carmaker in Geneva despite the cancellation of the popular Swiss motorshow due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A panel of judges comprising 60 European automotive journalists voted on the outcome. Despite being the sixth ‘Car of the Year’ awardee, the 208 is actually Peugeot’s first urban city car to earn the distinction. The other five cars from The Lion’s lineup are all from different segments. These include the top-of-the-range Peugeot 504 sedan, the first winner, which took home the award in 1969. The rest of Peugeot awardees include the Peugeot 405 general-purpose high-end sedan, which one in 1988. The compact family cars Peugeot 307 and Peugeot 308 won it in 2002 and 2014, respectively. The SUV Peugeot 3008, winning in 2017, was the first "Sport Utility Vehicle" to win an award since the creation of the trophy in 1964. Peugeot provides the following description for their most recent winner.