2016 South African Car Of The Year Semi-Finalists


Following a vote by the full membership of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ), on new vehicles introduced to market within the 2016 Car of the Year (COTY) eligibility period, the SAGMJ is proud to announce the semi-finalist contenders for the 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year competition (in alphabetical order):AUDI TT COUPEBMW i3CITROEN C4 CACTUSFORD FUSIONHONDA HR-VJAGUAR XEKIA GRAND SEDONAKIA SORENTOKIA SOULLAND ROVER DISCOVERY SPORTMAZDA 2 HATCHMERCEDES-BENZ GLE COUPENISSAN X-TRAILOPEL ADAMOPEL CORSAPEUGEOT 308RENAULT CAPTURSUZUKI CIAZVOLKSWAGEN GOLF SVVOLVO XC90Voting for the finalist vehicle ranges that will compete in the 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year competition has already been concluded by the 2016 COTY Jury, and will be announced on 30 September 2015 in Johannesburg.With the sole aim of rewarding automotive excellence, the 2016 COTY Jury will put the finalists through structured testing procedures in early February 2016, before scoring each finalist against its direct class competitors on aspects that include:Value for MoneySafety & TechnologyPerformanceOverall ExcellenceInterior Design & PracticalityHandling & DynamicsExterior Aesthetics and EfficiencyThe 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year will be announced at a black tie event on 8 March 2016.