South African motoring classifieds site Cars.co.za has announced the winners of their 6th annual consumer awards.
The awards aim to showcase the best vehicles on the South African market in a variety of segments.
A total of 50% of the final scores are derived from after-sales data and customer feedback, while the rest is left up to a judging panel.
The judges pit each car against its competition in several categories, and the one which performed the best gets the highest score.
Standout brands for this year includes Toyota – which won five out of the 13 awards – and Volkswagen, which took home a respectable three trophies.
The winners are outlined below, along with the specific categories in which they took first place.
Budget Car – Toyota Starlet 1.4 XR
- Price – R263,700
Compact Hatch – Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI Comfortline Auto
- Price – R341,100
Compact Family Car – Volkswagen T-Cross 1.5 TSI 110kW R-Line
- Price – R458,000
Entry-Level Car – Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL
- Price – R194,900
Family Car – Toyota RAV4 2.0 AWD GX-R
- Price – R563,700
Adventure SUV – Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4×4 VX Auto
- Price – R806,300
Premium SUV – Land Rover Defender D240 HSE
- Price – R1,348,704
Executive SUV – Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design
- Price – R931,700
Crossover – Toyota C-HR 1.2T Luxury
- Price – R495,800
Premium Crossover – Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design
- Price – R781,900
Hot Hatch – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
- Price – R689,200
Leisure Double Cab – Toyota Hilux 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Legend Auto
- Price – R780,900
Sports Executive – BMW 330is Edition
- Price – R899,000