2019 SA Car of the Year: All winners revealed!


UPDATE: We added the winners of the categories later in this article

The South African Association of Automotive Journalists (SAGMJ) has announced the winners of 2019 AutoTrader South African Car Competition of the Year (COTY) on Thursday (April 4) at a gala event in Gauteng.

Tests for SA Car of the Year took place in March at the Kyalami racetrack, along with road driving in Johannesburg and static evaluations.

READ: 2019 SA Car of the Year – Readers Choice Revealed!

For the first time in the 34-year history of the contest, the categories were introduced in the SA Car of the Year competition.

The overall winner is the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

The runners-up are the Porsche Cayenne and Volvo XC40 respectively. The luxurious Volvo SUV picked the choice of 2019 Wheels24 Readers – Click here for more

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Watch the event as it happened:

Winners by category:

Compact Urban – Small hatch and sedan

Suzuki Swift

Average family / mid-hatchback and MPV

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Premium executive and premium sedan

• Lexus ES

SUVs and Leisure Crossovers

Porsche Cayenne

Lifestyle utility Bakkies, 4×4 and SUVs derived from Bakkie


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