2022 South African Car of the Year Semi-Finalists announced

It’s that time of the year when a select few motoring professionals come together and decide which car is the standout for 2022. It was a victory for a French automaker in 2021 as the Peugeot 2008 clinched the accolade.

In case you might not have known, the South African Car of the Year competition has been in operation since 1986 and has garnered a reputation as a very prestigious award.

The 39 semi-finalists represent ten categories launched between 31 March and 31 December 2021. A total of 65 new vehicles launched in South Africa during this period were considered for this year’s COTY competition.

For the first time in the competition’s history, the decision was made that vehicles launched with both regular and new energy derivatives would be entered into both their relevant vehicle category and the New Energy Category. As in 2021, this year will also not see a physical event where winners will be announced; the winners will be announced on the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists’ digital platforms.

The recently announced 25 juror and trainee juror teams will vote for the 2022 COTY competition finalists in ten categories. The categories are: Budget, Compact, Compact Family, Midsize, Premium, Luxury, Performance, New Energy, Adventure SUV and 4X4 Double Cab.

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