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The winners of the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) 2022 Car of the Year competition were announced via social media for the first time. Automotive influencers and content creators voted digitally to determine SA’s best new models this year across various categories. Prizes were also awarded for the best original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
Wheels24 editor Janine Van der Post is one of the 25 judges of the SAGMJ Car of the Year competition, she shares her thoughts on this year’s winners: “The judges were just as excited to see who the winners would be in each category of the 2022 competition .
“It’s great to see the Toyota Corolla Cross as a worthy contender and the overall winner. It’s made more people feel like it’s a people’s car that wears the crown. While previous winners have all been outstanding and scored highly in their categories, the Corolla Cross is more in line with what is the best car on the market – based on value for money, overall sales and simply an all round worthy winner.
“I am also delighted to see the Peugeot 208 as the Motor Enthusiasts Choice Award. It was one of my top picks in this year’s competition. The Nissan Navara is another good surprise.”
Here is the full list of the winners of the SAGMJ Car of the Year 2022
Compact Car of the Year – Toyota Urban Cruiser
Compact Family Car of the Year – Toyota Corolla Cross
Medium Car of the Year – Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Performance Car of the Year – Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI
Enthusiast Car of the Year – Peugeot 208
New Energy Car of the Year – Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid
Adventure SUV Car of the Year – Toyota Land Cruiser 300
Jury Prize for Excellence – Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Overall Winner of the SAGMJ 2022 Car of the Year Award – Toyota Corolla Cross
2022 SAGMJ Category Winners Reveal Videos
New models win big in several categories, including:
4×4 Double Cab category winner revealed by Sisanda Mbete
Compact category winner unveiling by Sam da Fonseca
Compact Family category winner is revealed by Kumbi Mtshakazi
Medium category reveal winner by Javon Francis
New Energy category winner revealed by Justin Jacobs
Motorcycle Enthusiast Choice Category Winner Revealed by Sam da Fonseca
Winner category Performance Cars unveiling by Vann van Staden
Adventure SUV Category Winner Revealed by Shawn Brett
Jury’s Excellence Award Category Revealed by Javon Francis
Overall winner Car of the Year winner category winner reveal by Kumbi Mtshakazi
OEM Award of the Year award winner unveiling by Justin Jacobs
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is the overall winner of the SAGMJ Car of the Year. And he also won the Family Car category.
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid wins New Energy category.
2022 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 wins Adventure SUV category.
2022 Nissan Navara wins the Double Cab 4×4 category.
Wheels24 Stuart Johnston
2022 Toyota Urban Cruiser wins Compact category.
2022 Peugeot 208 wins Enthusiast’s Choice category.
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class wins Juror’s Excellence Award and Midsize category award.
Wheels24 Charlen Raymond
2022 VW Golf 8 GTI wins Performance Car category.
Wheels24 Clavern Van der Post
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