2019 SA Car of the Year: All the winners revealed!

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UPDATE: We've added the category winners later in this article

The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) have announced the winners of the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition on Thursday (April 4), at a gala event in Gauteng.

Testing for the SA Car of The Year took place in March at Kyalami racetrack, along with on-road driving in Johannesburg and static evaluations.

READ: 2019 SA Car of the Year - Readers choice revealed!

For the first time in the 34-year history of the contest, categories have been introduced in the SA Car of the Year competition. 

The overall winner is the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

The runners-up are the Porsche Cayenne and Volvo XC40 respectively. The luxury Volvo SUV grabbed the 2019 Wheels24 Readers choice - click here for more


What do you think of the 2019 SA Car of the Year? Email us

Watch the event as it happened:


Winners by category:

Urban Compact - Small hatch and sedan

  • Suzuki Swift


Medium family hatchback/Medium sedan and MPV

 • Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Premium executive and premium sedan

 • Lexus ES

Leisure SUVs and Crossovers 

 • Porsche Cayenne

Lifestyle Utility Bakkies, 4x4s and bakkie-derived sports utility vehicles


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