Motoring website Cars.co.za has announced the winners of its 2018/19 consumer awards.
The awards are based on a combination of votes from the public and South African motoring journalists, with a team of judges ultimately determining the final category winners.
Eighteen brands were represented in the list of finalists, with Volkswagen leading the nominations with 7 derivatives, followed by BMW and Ford (4 apiece), and Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo (3 apiece).
Significantly, Porsche and Isuzu made their first appearances in the final stage of the #CarsAwards programme, while Honda and Range Rover returned to the list of 39 after failing to make the last round in 2017/18.
You can find the complete list of winners detailed below.
Best Budget Car (under R200,000)
Winner: Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL
Compact Hatch (R200,000 – R300,000)
Winner: Volkswagen Polo 1.0TSI Comfortline Auto
Adventure SUV (R550,000 – R700,000)
Winner: Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Auto
Compact Family (R300,000 – R400,000)
Winner: Nissan Qashqai 1.2 Acenta Auto
Family Car (R400,000 – R500,000)
Winner: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI Trendline
Leisure Double Cab (R500,000 – R800,000)
Winner: Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion Highline Plus
Business Class (R600,000 – R800,000)
Winner: Volkswagen Arteon 2.0TSI 4Motion R-Line
Executive SUV (R700,000 – R900,000)
Winner: Volvo XC60 D5 AWD R-Design
Premium Compact (R450,000 – R600,000)
Winner: Mercedes-Benz A200 AMG-Line
Hot Hatch (under R700,000)
Winner: Honda Civic Type R
Premium SUV (R1 million – R1.3 million)
Winner: Range Rover Velar D300 R-Dynamic SE
Executive Sedan (R800,000 – R1 million)
Winner: Mercedes-Benz E220d Avantgarde