The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) has announced the finalists in the 2018 WesBank Car of the Year competition.
The announcement follows a voting process by a 30-member jury from the SAGMJ.
The finalists are the Alfa Romeo Giulia; the Audi Q5; the BMW 5 Series; the Kia Picanto; the Land Rover Discovery; the Peugeot 3008; the Porsche Panamera; the Suzuki Ignis; the Toyota C-HR; and the Volvo S90.
The next phase of the competition takes place on January 28 and 29, when the jury will put the cars through their paces during structured test procedures, says SAGMJ chairperson Bernard Hellberg.
The vehicles will be judged on aspects such as affordability, cabin styling layout and ergonomics, the engine, engineering integrity and build quality, exterior design, overall excellence, technology, ride quality, steering and handling, transmission performance and value for money.
The 2018 WesBank South African Car of the Year winner will be announced on March 13, notes Hellberg.
The 2017 WesBank Car of the Year was the Opel Astra.