This is the best new car you can buy since SA’s 2022 Car of the Year was inaugurated

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  • 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.
  • For motorcycle news, go to Roda24

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

4×4 Double Year Cabin – Nissan Navara

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

Toyota Corolla Cross Kab

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 Kab

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid 2022 won the New Energy category.

Toyota Land Cruiser Kab

Toyota Land Cruiser 300 2022 won the Adventure SUV category.

Good good 2022 Navara

Nissan Navara 2022 won the 4×4 Double Taxi category.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Kab

Toyota Urban Cruiser 2022 won the Compact category.

2021 Peugeot 208

2022 Peugeot 208 wins Enthusiast’s Choice category.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2022 won the Juror’s Excellence Award and the Midsize category.

2021 VW Golf 8 GTI, golf 8 gti, vw golf 8 gti

VW Golf 8 GTI 2022 won the Performance Car category.


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