Announcement: 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year Semi-finalists

Johannesburg – 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 COUPE
BMW i3
CITROEN C4 CACTUS
FORD FUSION
HONDA HR-V
JAGUAR XE
KIA GRAND SEDONA
KIA SORENTO
KIA SOUL
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SPORT
MAZDA 2 HATCH
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE COUPE
NISSAN X-TRAIL
OPEL ADAM
OPEL CORSA
PEUGEOT 308
RENAULT CAPTUR
SUZUKI CIAZ
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF SV
VOLVO XC90

Voting 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 Money
Safety & Technology
Performance
Overall Excellence
Interior Design & Practicality
Handling & Dynamics
Exterior Aesthetics and
Efficiency

The 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year will be announced at a black tie event on 8 March 2016.

The SA Guild of Motoring Journalists has run the SA Car of the Year competition since 1986, with WesBank – one of South Africa’s largest vehicle finance institutions – as its headline sponsor since inception. Motul and Hollard Insurance supply support sponsorship.