The 2020/21 cars.co.za consumer awards took place yestersday, with this 6th instalment bringing the show to a bigger audience instead of the normal gala function as to accommodate current global “new norms” of avoiding gatherings. This year’s show was broadcast on DStv’s Motorsport HD yesterday with a theme “Be Part of the Journey – My Car, My Freedom”, formatted in a way as to retain the excitement of a live show. Check your DSTV listing for repeats on the same chanel as well as 1Magic. These awards are considered the biggest in the motor industry and are hosted by cars.co.za in partnership with Wesbank.
According tho cars.co.za, the main aim of these awards is to guide car buyers to make the best-informed purchasing decisions… The judging panel evaluates vehicles directly against their peers in specific categories, each of which has particular requirements. 50% of the final scores is based on brand-specific after-sales data that incorporate customer feedback from thousands of South African vehicle owners.
Toyota proved to be the most trusted brand, scooping 5 of the 13 awards at the event
- Budget Car – Toyota Starlet 1.4 XR (I haven’t seen much of this car. All I see is Auris )
- Compact Hatch – Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI Comfortline Auto
- Compact Family Car – Volkswagen T-Cross 1.5 TSI 110kW R-Line (I just don’t see a VW as a family car, this brand has bad street rep)
- Entry Level Car – Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL (glad it is not a certain model that is always falling on its roof. Rhymes with a European currency)
- Family Car – Toyota RAV4 2.0 AWD GX-R (I like it)
- Adventure SUV – Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4×4 VX Auto
- Premium SUV – Land Rover Defender D240 HSE
- Executive SUV – Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design
- Crossover – Toyota C-HR 1.2T Luxury
- Premium Crossover – Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design
- Hot hatch – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
- Leisure Double Cab – Toyota Hilux 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Legend Auto
- Sports Executive – BMW 330is Edition
No Renault, Haval in sight? are all the people who buy these not happy?