Finalists for SA’s Car of the Year title

The Top 23 Finalists for the South African Car of the Year contest held by the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists, has been announced.

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Besides the overall winner’s crown, the finalists can also win one of nine categories: Budget, Compact, Family Compact, Family, Premium, Performance, New Energy, Adventure SUV and Double Cab. The final category, Luxury, has no contenders.

The most competitive category will be our Compact Family with 6 Finalists: the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Mazda CX-30, Peugeot 2008, Toyota Corolla Sedan and Volkswagen T-Roc.

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Creta
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Audi

A4

Family

BMW

4-series

Premium

Hyundai

Grand i10

Budget

Hyundai

Venue

Compact

Hyundai

i30 N

Performance

Hyundai

Creta

Compact Family

Kia

Seltos

Compact Family

Land Rover

Defender 110

Adventure SUV

Mazda

CX-30

Compact Family

Mercedes-Benz

E-Class

Premium

Mercedes-Benz

GLA

Family

Opel

Corsa

Compact

Peugeot

2008 SUV

Compact Family

Porsche

Taycan

New Energy

Porsche

911 Turbo S

Performance

Suzuki

Vitara Brezza

Compact

Suzuki

S-Presso

Budget

Toyota

Corolla Sedan XS and XR

Compact Family

Toyota

Starlet

Budget

Toyota

Hilux

Double Cab

Toyota

Land Cruiser Prado

Adventure SUV

Volkswagen

T-Roc

Compact Family

Volkswagen

Caravelle

Family

The Budget category has the Hyundai Grand i10, Suzuki S-Presso and the Toyota Starlet going head-to-head, and the Compact category has the Hyundai Venue, Opel Corsa and Suzuki Vitara Brezza vying for top honours. The Family category includes the Volkswagen Caravelle.

Hyundai and Toyota each has an impressive 4 models that made the finalist list. Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Suzuki have 2 finalists each, and Audi, BMW, Kia, Land Rover, Opel, Peugeot have one finalist each.

The final round of scoring will commence shortly and continue until 11 June 2021, where far more detailed scoring will be done on the vehicles. This round of scoring also includes automated factors based on sales data. The winner will be announced on 26 June 2021.

E Class
GLA
Corsa
Puegeot 2008
Porsche taycan lead
Porsche 911
Suzuki Vitara Brezza
E Class
GLA
Corsa
Puegeot 2008
Porsche taycan lead
Porsche 911
Suzuki Vitara Brezza
S Presso
Toyota Corolla Sedan 173
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Toyota Hilux 2020 228
Toyota Prado 2020 176
Volkswagen T Roc Static 009
S Presso
Toyota Corolla Sedan 173
Cvh 25 July 2020 Toyota Starlet 0041 Photo by Cornel van Heerden
Toyota Hilux 2020 228
Toyota Prado 2020 176
Volkswagen T Roc Static 009

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