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The WesBank/SAGMJ Car Of The Year is South Africa’s most coveted accolade in the motor industry with a complex judging process by respected professionals. This year the Porsche Cayman S has taken the 2014 Crown. The winning car reflects value for money, safety, dynamics, technology, aesthetics, innovation and ingenuity, and evokes automotive passion and excitement.
The COTY competition has been sponsored for the past 27 years by WesBank, with additional support from Total and Hollard Insurance. The competition is unique in the world in that the victor is determined not by popular vote as in most countries, but by actual testing of the finalists to determine whether the cars meet the criteria for COTY honours.The event is judged by a panel of senior motoring journalists across South Africa.While all of the models chosen as finalists are deemed to represent examples of outstanding automotive engineering, there can be only one winner and, in the eyes of the COTY Jury, that model will epitomise all-round automotive excellence.