P-Series SAGMJ Car of The Year Semi Finalist

We are delighted to announce that the GWM P-Series Bakkie has reached semi finalist status at the 2021 SAGMJ Car of The Year Awards.

The 59-contender voting selection contained new vehicle ranges introduced to the South African new car market between 1 November 2019 and 1 March 2021. Eligible members of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) have had a 4-day period to cast their votes for the 40 COTY Semi-Finalists. Two vehicles tied for 40th position, so we have 41 COTY Semi-Finalists.

The SAGMJ is proud to announce the semi-finalists for the 2021 SA Car of the Year competition (COTY), in alphabetical order:

Audi A4 Family
Audi A6 and S6 Sedan Premium
Audi Q3 Sportback Family
Audi SQ8 Luxury
Audi SQ7 Luxury
BMW 4-series Premium
BMW X5 M Luxury
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Family
BMW M2 CS Performance
GWM P-Series Double Cab
Honda Ballade Compact Family
Hyundai Creta Compact Family
Hyundai i30 N Performance
Hyundai Venue Compact
Hyundai Grand i10 Budget
Kia Seltos Compact Family
Land Rover Defender 110 Adventure SUV
Land Rover Discovery Sport Family
Mazda CX-30 Compact Family
Mercedes-Benz GLA Family
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Premium
Mercedes-Benz GLB Family
Mercedes-Benz A 45 S4 Matic Performance
Mercedes-Benz A 35 4Matic Performance
Mini Cooper SE New Energy
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5 T Compact Family
Nissan Micra 1.0t Compact
Opel Corsa Compact
Peugeot 2008 SUV Compact Family
Porsche Taycan New Energy
Porsche 911 Turbo S Performance
Renault Megane RS 300 Trophy Performance
Suzuki Vitara Brezza Compact
Suzuki S-Presso Budget
Toyota Corolla Sedan XS and XR Compact Family
Toyota Hilux Double Cab
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Adventure SUV
Toyota Starlet Budget
Volkswagen T-Roc Compact Family
Volkswagen Caravelle Family
Volkswagen Limited Edition Golf GTi TCR Performance

The SA Guild of Motoring Journalists has run the South African Car of the Year competition since 1986 with one single aim – identify reward automotive excellence.

During the next few days, the 2021 SA Car of the Year Jury, consisting of 25 respected motoring scribes from all over South Africa, will conclude voting for the finalist vehicle ranges that will compete in 2020 COTY.  This will culminate in the 2021 SA Car of the Year Winner electronic winners’ announcement in June 2021.

This year’s Categories are:

  • Budget
  • Compact
  • Compact Family
  • Family
  • Premium
  • Luxury
  • Performance
  • New Energy
  • Adventure SUV
  • Double Cab LCV

These categories will only be won if there is a suitable candidate and it does not affect the selection of finalist vehicles. The overall 2020 SA Car of the Year winner remains the most coveted of all titles and enjoys international recognition.

Source: https://new.quickpic.co.za/News/Release/431/530/32626

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