2017 SA Car of the Year - semi-finalists revealed

2016-10-20 06:00
The Mazda CX-3 made the cut. Photo: wheels24

The Mazda CX-3 made the cut. Photo: wheels24

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THE 2017 South African Car of the Year competition has kicked off and the first round of elimination has taken place.

The 20 semi-finalists have been revealed by the South African Guild of Motoring Journalist (SAGMJ).

All cars launched from August 2015 to August 2016 were eligible for nomination for the annual competition. All guild members could vote for 10 cars to be selected as semi-finalists.

Once voting closed, the Car of the Year (Coty) jury members gathered and discussed the eligibility of all the cars. From this list, 20 cars were chosen, of which each member voted for their top 10. The top 20 cars with the most votes made it to the list.

Bernard Hellberg Jnr, chairman of the SAGMJ, said: “Following a vote by the full membership of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ), on new vehicle ranges introduced to the South African new car market within the Coty eligibility period, the SAGMJ has announced the semi-finalist contenders for the 2017 South African Car of the Year competition. – Wheels24.

Semi-finalists in alphabetical order

• Audi A4

• Audi Q7

• BMW 7 Series

• BMW X1

• BMW M2

• Ford Figo

• Ford Everest

• Honda Civic

• Hyundai Tucson

• Jaguar F-Pace

• Mazda CX-3

• Mazda MX-5

• Mercedes E-Class

• Opel Astra

• Renault Kadjar

• Suzuki Vitara

• Toyota Fortuner

• Toyota Hilux


• Volkswagen Passat

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