South African Car of the Year

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The South African Car of the Year is an annual award organised by the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists. The award process is widely regarded for its attention to depth and detail. The vehicles that are selected as finalists are thoroughly tested and driven for a number of days by the journalists before the winner is chosen based upon the journalist's scores.[1]

Recipients of the award[edit]

South African Car of the Year
Year Winner
2019 Mercedes Benz A-Class[2]
2018 Porsche Panamera[3]
2017 Opel Astra
2016 Volvo XC90[4]
2015 Porsche Macan S Diesel[5]
2014 Porsche Cayman S[6]
2013 Porsche Boxster[7]
2012 Hyundai Elantra 1.8 GLS[8]
2011 VW Polo 1.6 TDI and BMW 530d[9]
2010 VW Golf 6 1.4 TSI Comfortline[10]
2009 Honda Accord 2.4i Executive[11]
2008 Mazda 2 Individual[12]
2007 Honda Civic 1.8 VXi[13]
2006 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0T FSI[14]
2005 Volvo S40[15]
2004 Renault Mégane 1.9 dCi[16]
2003 VW Polo 1.4 TDI[17][18]
2002 Audi A4 1.9 TDI[1]
2001 BMW 320d[19]
2000 Renault Clio 1.4 RT[1]
1999 Alfa Romeo 156 T-Spark[1]
1998 Ford Fiesta Fun[1]
1997 BMW 528i[19]
1996 Audi A4 1.8[1]
1995 Opel Astra 160iS[1]
1994 Opel Kadett 140[1]
1993 BMW 316i[19]
1992 Nissan Maxima 300 SE[1]
1991 Opel Monza 160 GSi[1]
1990 BMW 525i[19]
1989 Toyota Corolla GLi Executive[1]
1988 BMW 735i[19]
1987 Mercedes-Benz 260[1]
1986 Toyota Corolla Twin Cam[1]

Most wins by manufacturer[edit]

Total Wins Manufacturer Years
6 BMW 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2011
4 Porsche 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018
4 Opel 1991, 1994, 1995, 2017
3 Volkswagen 2003, 2010, 2011
3 Audi 1996, 2002, 2006
2 Honda 2007, 2009
2 Mercedes-Benz 1987, 2019
2 Renault 2000, 2004
2 Toyota 1986, 1989
2 Volvo 2005, 2016
1 Alfa Romeo 1999
1 Ford 1998
1 Hyundai 2012
1 Mazda 2008
1 Nissan 1992

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "IOL - News for South Africa and the world". iol.co.za.
  2. ^ "2019 SA Car of the Year: A-Class, Swift, Jimny - all the winners revealed!". wheels24.co.za.
  3. ^ Van Der Post, Janine. "Porsche Panamera crowned 2018 SA Car of the Year". wheels24.co.za.
  4. ^ "2016 SA Car of the Year: And the winner is..." News24. 8 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Porsche wins Car of the Year, again". Independent Online. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Porsche wins SA 2014 Car of the Year". Wheels.
  7. ^ "2013 SA Car of Year named". Wheels.
  8. ^ "Hyundai is 2012 Car of the Year". Wheels.
  9. ^ "SA Car of the Year 2011: It's a tie! - CARmag.co.za". CARmag.co.za.
  10. ^ "SA Car of the Year gong for Golf - CARmag.co.za". CARmag.co.za.
  11. ^ "SA 'Car of the Year' named". Wheels.
  12. ^ "Mazda2 is the South African Car of the Year". bizcommunity.com.
  13. ^ "Honda Civic wins SA Car of the Year - CARmag.co.za". CARmag.co.za.
  14. ^ "Audi A3 Sportback 2.0T FSI® wins the 2006". audi.co.za.
  15. ^ "Car of the Year winner announced". cartorque.co.za.
  16. ^ "2004 Car of the Year". Wheels.
  17. ^ Gavin Foster. "A firm ride with lots of zoom". The M&G Online.
  18. ^ "Die Burger, Woensdag 30 April 2003, p. 23: Applause for the Car of the Year". 1.87.
  19. ^ a b c d e "history". sabeemer.co.za.