These cars topped the list for 2020's best drives


• The Wheels24 team lists their top drives in 2020.

• The standout vehicles include sports cars, bakkies, and SUVs.

• 2020 was not an average year, yet some form of normality resumed in the second half.

For more motoring stories, go to

2020 was a challenging year for the automotive industry, but it has recovered as best it could from the impact left by Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown. The media industry, too, could not execute one of the most basic tasks of reporting on and review new vehicles.

Thankfully, things returned to some normality and could we review several new cars in the remainder of 2020.

Here's which cars the Wheels24 team chose as their top drives for 2020.

2020 Porsche Taycan
2020 Porsche Taycan

Janine van der Post:"We might not have driven as many as cars as per the norm, but it has surely given more perspective on the ones we have. Just before the hard lockdown hit, I was privileged to drive some amazing machinery. So while there might be some a supercar on my list, and Porsche's first electric sportscar, there are a few surprises too.

"The pandemic has made us all re-evaluate the simple things in life, and made us realise just how much we take for granted. Family is by far the most important in my life, and well, the rest of the cars on my list are vehicles which serves for practicality, a frugal consumption, and space for days so I can trek along my parents and other relatives. There are so many other great vehicles, but we'll list them on another day." 

- Porsche Taycan

- Lamborghini Huracan

- Mahindra XUV300

- Ford Tourneo Custom

-    Opel Combo Life and Volkswagen Caddy

Volvo S90

Volkswagen Amarok V6

Nissan Qashqai

Kia Seltos

Mahindra XUV300
2020 Mahindra XUV300 1.5TD W8. Image: Wheels24 / Charlen Raymond

Charlen Raymond: "It may have been a tough year, but we managed to make the most of it. The Wheels24 team were fortunate enough to drive a number of new vehicles in this turned-on-its-head year, and, if anything, we got to experience some of the best machines this side of the equator. There are many standout cars to choose from, but the ones below have made 2020 a year to remember."

- Porsche 911 GT3 RS

- BMW M850i Gran Coupé

- Toyota Hilux Legend RS

- BMW X3 M Competition and Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

- Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro

- Renault Megane RS 300 Trophy

Renault Megane RS 300 Trophy
2020 Renault Megane RS 300 Trophy

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
Voting Booth
What's more important when you're deciding to purchase a vehicle?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
28% - 793 votes
Safety features
10% - 286 votes
38% - 1060 votes
Good fuel consumption
11% - 302 votes
5% - 153 votes
Power figures
7% - 203 votes