- Toyota won big in the 2022 SAGMJ Car of the Year competition.
- The jury honored the Mercedes-Benz C-Class with an excellence award.
- Nissan Navara won the bakkie segment award for Double-Cabs.
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The winner of the 2022 South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) Car of the Year competition was announced via social media for the first time. Automotive influencers and content creators voted digitally to determine this year’s best new SA models in a number of categories. Awards are also given to the best original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
Wheels24 Editor Janine Van der Post as one of the 25 members of the SAGMJ Car of the Year competition jury, she shared her thoughts on this year’s winners: “The jury members were thrilled to see who would be the winner in each category of the 2022 competition.
“It’s great to see the Toyota Corolla Cross as a worthy competitor and an overall champion. It makes more people feel like a people’s car with a crown. Although the previous winners were all incredible and got high scores in the category, the Corolla Cross is really good. matches the best cars on the market – based on value for money, total sales, and just a worthy winner.
“I’m also particularly pleased to see the Peugeot 208 as the Motor Enthusiasts Choice Award. It’s one of the top choices in this year’s competition. The Nissan Navara is another good surprise.”
This is the full list of SAGMJ 2022 Car Winners
Compact Car of the Year – Toyota Urban Cruiser
The Best Compact Family Car – Toyota Corolla Cross
Lowest Car-Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Performance Car of the Year – Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI
The Most Enthusiast’s Choice Car – Peugeot 208
New Year Energy Car – Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid
Adventure SUV Car of the Year – Toyota Land Cruiser 300
Jury Excellence Award-Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Overall winner of the SAGMJ 2022 Car of the Year Award – Toyota Corolla Cross
The winner of the SAGMJ 2022 category opens the video
The new model wins big in several categories, including:
The winner of the 4×4 Double Taxi category was revealed by Sisanda Mbete
The winner of the compact category was revealed by Sam da Fonseca
The winner of the Compact Family category was revealed by Kumbi Mtshakazi
The winner of the midsize category was revealed by Javon Francis
The winner of the New Energy category was opened by Justin Jacobs
The winner of the motorcycle enthusiast’s choice category was opened by Sam da Fonseca
The winner of the performance car category was revealed by Vann van Staden
The winner of the adventure SUV category was revealed by Shawn Brett
The Juror Excellence Awards category was opened by Javon Francis
Overall winner The Car of the Year winner category was opened by Kumbi Mtshakazi
The winner of the OEM Award of the Year was revealed by Justin Jacobs
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross was the overall SAGMJ Car of the Year winner. And it also won the Family Car category.
Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid 2022 won the New Energy category.
Toyota Land Cruiser 300 2022 won the Adventure SUV category.
Nissan Navara 2022 won the 4×4 Double Taxi category.
Toyota Urban Cruiser 2022 won the Compact category.
2022 Peugeot 208 wins Enthusiast’s Choice category.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2022 won the Juror’s Excellence Award and the Midsize category.
VW Golf 8 GTI 2022 won the Performance Car category.
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