Ford Ranger was named Best Pickup Truck and Ford Everest named Best SUV at the inaugural 2017 Myanmar Car of the Year (MCOTY) Awards, hosted recently by Drive Magazine at the Novotel Yangon Max Hotel in Yangon.
Both the locally assembled Ranger and Everest outshone their respective competitors based on the MCOTY Awards’ criteria. The criteria against which they were evaluated included exterior and interior design, performance, functionality, comfort, handling and value for money.
The panel of judges included motor journalists from Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Hungary.
There were ten award categories which included Car of the Year, Small Cars, Medium Cars, Prestige Cars, MPV, Compact SUV, SUV and Prestige SUV. There was also a People’s Choice award allowing the public to participate with an online poll.
RMA Group, in partnership with Capital Automotive and the Capital Diamond Star Group in Myanmar, are the sole distributors and dealers of Ford vehicles and genuine parts as authorized by Ford Motor Company.
They became Myanmar’s only authorized Ford distributor and dealer in April 2013.
U Kyaw Thu Hein, an executive of Drive Magazine, who organized the awards, said this is a first for the Myanmar market, and they hope the awards bring an international standard to the market.