SA journos select Car(s) of the Year

2011-03-09 17:40

BMW’s 530d and Volkswagen’s Polo 1.6 TDI have been named joint winners of the WesBank/South African Guild of Motoring Journalists Car of the Year competition.

The winner was announced in Midrand last night.

The competition rewards automotive excellence and the winning vehicle has to score highly in its own class across a variety of categories including value for money, safety, dynamics, technology and aesthetics.

Eight manufacturers made it to the final round, with two companies having two models each to make up the top ten cars.

The results

BMW 530d: 91 points
VW Polo 1.6 TDI 77 kW Comfortline: 91 points
Ford Figo 1.4 Ambiente: 77 points
Hyundai Sonata 2.4 GLS Exec: 76 points
Kia Sportage 2.0 VGT AWD AT: 63 points
Citroën DS3 THP 150 Sport: 59 points
Hyundai ix35 2.0 CRDI GLS AWD AT: 48 points
Opel Astra 1.4T Enjoy Plus: 39 points
Honda CR-Z 1.5i V-Tec: 21 points
VW Amarok 2.0 BiTDI 4x2 Double Cab: 10 points

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