Here’s CAR magazine’s Top 12 Best Buys for 2019
Most of you would know by now that I started my career at CAR magazine back in the day. The CAR magazine Top 12 Best Buys awards was always a highlight…and also a ball-ache. Can you imagine trying to choose the best 12 cars in the country? It is an exercise I am happy to leave up to the very experienced team I left behind.
Speaking of this team, collectively they have over 100 years of experience within the motoring world. How insane is that?! These guys are the experts of experts. Can you imagine my excitement when I was asked to be the Master of Ceremonies for the awards?! Yoh, what an honour. And what a night. If you want to see some pics of that night, head on over to my Instagram.
Before you peak at the winners below, be sure you know what the criteria for judging was. But now, for the real juice of this story…
CAR magazine’s Top 12 Best Buys 2019:
Budget car (under R170 000): Suzuki Swift 1,2 GA
Small car: Volkswagen Polo Vivo
Midsize car: Volkswagen Golf
Premium midsize car: Audi A4
Luxury car: Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Performance car: McLaren 720S
Small SUV/crossover: Renault Duster
Midsize SUV/crossover: Volkswagen Tiguan
Premium midsize SUV/crossover: Volvo XC60
Large SUV/crossover: Kia Sorento
Luxury SUV/crossover: Range Rover Sport
Double-cab bakkie: Ford Ranger
Company of the year: BMW Group South Africa
For runners up and more info, look out for the April issue of CAR magazine which goes on sale on Monday 18 March 2019.