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These are the best cars in South Africa right now in every major category

The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) has announced the 41 semi-finalists for the 2021 South African Car of the Year (COTY) awards.

“The SA Guild of Motoring Journalists has run the South African Car of the Year competition since 1986 with one single aim – identify and reward automotive excellence,” said the Guild.

The finalists were chosen from a selection of 59 new vehicles that were released in the country between 1 November 2019 and 1 March 2021.

Eligible members of the SAGMJ cast their vote for the 40 COTY semi-finalists. However, two vehicles tied for 40th position, resulting in the 41 models we have here.

The vehicles span the following segments:

  • Budget
  • Compact
  • Compact Family
  • Family
  • Premium
  • Luxury
  • Performance
  • New Energy
  • Adventure SUV
  • Double Cab LCV

During the coming days, 25 SAGMJ members will vote for the finalist vehicles that will compete in the 2021 COTY competition.

Listed below are all the semi-finalists for the SAGMJ 2021 Car of the Year awards, divided into their respective categories.

Budget

  • Hyundai Grand i10
  • Suzuki S-Presso
  • Toyota Starlet

Compact

  • Hyundai Venue
  • Nissan Micra 1.0T
  • Opel Corsa
  • Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Compact Family

  • Honda Ballade
  • Hyundai Creta
  • Kia Seltos
  • Mazda CX-30
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5T
  • Peugeot 2008 SUV
  • Toyota Corolla Sedan XS and XR
  • VW T-Roc

Family

  • Audi A4
  • Audi Q3 Sportback
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport
  • Mercedes-Benz GLA
  • Mercedes-Benz GLB
  • VW Caravelle

Premium

  • Audi A6 and S6
  • BMW 4-Series
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Luxury

  • Audi SQ7
  • Audi SQ8
  • BMW X5 M

Performance

  • BMW M2 CS
  • Hyundai i30 N
  • Mercedes-Benz A35 4Matic
  • Mercedes-Benz A45 S 4Matic
  • Porsche 911 Turbo S
  • Renault Megane RS 300 Trophy
  • VW Limited Edition Golf GTI TCR

New Energy

  • Mini Cooper SE
  • Porsche Taycan

Adventure SUV

  • Land Rover Defender 110
  • Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Double Cab LCV

  • GWM P-Series
  • Toyota Hilux
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