|At the climax of the 3rd annual NST-Peugeot Design Competition, the entries of ten higher institution teams and three individuals were picked as the winning recipients of the best Peugeot Sports car design of the future.|
The ten teams and three individuals were the shortlisted winners amongst 51 University/College contestants and 52 secondary school participants.
The NST-Peugeot which began in 2011 is a springboard platform into Automotive design for tertiary and secondary students; the contestants who have a knack to conceptualize Peugeot cars of the future. This year’s theme saw the contestants participated in groups of two in the University/College level and individually in the secondary school level.
Both university and secondary school students were required to submit a brief description in not more than 500 words, provide a presentation of the proposed design (front, side and rear), feedback about features of the Concept car, iron out the interior layout, draw a 2D sketch and finalize the Concept car in relative dimensions. Following the judging decisions, fifteen finalists were chosen, and these finalists were required to each prepare a 1:5 scale model, along with engineering drawing and manual or computer-generated presentation panel, to be eligible for the ultimate prizes. Additionally, all entries had to be incorporated with the Peugeot Design DNA.
Dato’ Samson Anand George, COO of Nasim, commented, “The response for the NST-Peugeot Design Competition 2012/13 was overwhelming and we received many creative entries. We believe there are many students with a strong potential to become automotive designers.”
In the University/College category, the ten winning teams were; USM Team – Universiti Sains Malaysia, Team UniSZA – Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Team Grand Sportivo – Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology, Alpha Team – Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Team Verglas – Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Team RD-Z – Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Team Raven – Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology, Gregory & Brian – Petaling Jaya College of Art & Design, E-Motion – Linton College, and lastly The Architect – Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam. Meanwhile, the three recipients in the secondary school level were; Muhammad Yuszaeem Salmin from Vokasional Klang Secondary, Lim Jiun Yang from Catholic High School Petaling Jaya, and Cheok Keegan from Fairview International School Kuala Lumpur.
Each member of the winning teams in the University/College category received a fully paid 5 days/4 nights visit to the capital city of France, Paris and Peugeot’s R&D center in Velizy as well as a cash prize of RM1,500 and merchandise worth 100 Euros. For the secondary school level, the top prize was RM1,500 cash and ample Peugeot genuine merchandise.
This year’s NST-Peugeot Design competition judges consisted representatives from the Malaysian Automotive Institute, NST, Nasim and Peugeot Design center in Shanghai.