And the car of the year goes to...
Cars.co.za held its annual Consumer Awards featuring a wide range of automotive players from the local motoring scene.
Motor journalist Ciro De Siena explains that the public voted using a survey and a panel of 18 judges tested all the vehicles in order to determine the winners.
The awards were divided into 13 categories.
De Siena explains that Suzuki won in two categories and scooped brand of the year for the second consecutive year.
The winners are as follows:
Budget Car: Suzuki Ignis 1.2 GL
Compact Hatchback: Mazda2 1.5 Individual
Premium Hatchback: Volkswagen Golf 1.4TSI Comfortline R-Line
Executive SUV: Mercedes GLC250d 4Matic AMG Line
Business Class: BMW 420d Gran Coupe Sport Line Sports Auto
Executive Sedan: Mercedes-Benz E350d Avantgarde
Compact Family Car: Suzuki Vitara 1.6 GLX Auto
Family Car: Mazda CX-5 2.5 Individual
Leisure Double Cab Bakkie: Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion Highline Plus
Adventure SUV: Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4x4 Auto
Premium SUV: Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine R-Design
Fun Car: Mini John Cooper Works
Performance Car: BMW M2 M-DCT
Visit the Cars.co.za website to learn more.
Take a listen to Ciro De Siena discuss the winning cars:
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