Peugeot 308 Is Women’s Car of the Year

Thu 17th Mar 2022

An exclusively all-women jury has named the Peugeot 308 as the Women’s World Car of the Year.

The Peugeot was named Supreme Winner at the ceremony which took place on International Women’s Day last week. 

“This year's voting was closer than ever," says Marta Garcia, executive president of WWCOTY. "The jurors had their work cut out for them because each of the candidates represented the best of their segment.”

The jury consisted of 56 women motoring journalists from 40 countries across five continents, with the 308 also claiming the Urban and Compact Car of the Year. 

In the other categories the Kia Sportage won the Family SUV award, the Ford Mustang Mach-E took the Large Car prize, the BMW iX collected the Large SUV accolade, the Audi e-Tron GT was handed the Performance Car title and the Jeep Wrangler 4xe was hailed in the Pure 4X4 & Pick-Up category.

But it was the Peugeot 308 which was the toast of the judges, and it was appropriate that the French company’s CEO, Linda Jackson collected the prize.

She said: "I am very proud of the WWCOTY award given to the new PEUGEOT 308, and I congratulate all the PEUGEOT teams for this success. The new 308 won for all its qualities, but also because it covers a large part of the uses of the millions of potential users in the countries represented by the Women's World Car of the Year jurors. Whatever their needs, habits, means and aspirations, they can find in the 308 range the vehicle that suits them: attractive, efficient, functional and accessible.”