NamWheels Car of the Year 2019

It wasn’t easy choosing the finalists for our 2019 #NamWheels #CaroftheYear competition, seeing that 2020 got off to a bit of a rocky start… Nevertheless, here are the results of our annual award:

The finalists

These were chosen from the list of press vehicles we received in 2019, not launch events or virtual reveals; just physical automobiles which we actually drove for a few days. That way we can give you our honest opinion!

Fun facts: We piloted a total of 88 vehicles in the 2019 calendar year. Of those, nine were booked twice (A250, Amaze Sedan, C180, Duster, Koleos, Kona, Kuga, Mazda2, MX-5) and a few others even more often (Corolla, mu-X, T-Cross) due to special reports or spec/trim/drive-train differences.

From the above list, our main journalists and freelancers chose their top three (3) favourites which gave us the following list of winning vehicles…

The winners

  1. Volvo XC40
  2. Kia Grand Sedona AND Mahindra XUV300
  3. Toyota Corolla Hatch
  4. Ford Ranger Raptor
  5. Mitsubishi Triton

Two second places? Whoops, sorry. Because of our limited amount of votes, the versatile Grand Sedona and impressive XUV300 received the same amount of points, thereby earning them a joint second place!

What do you think of the winners? Please let us know in the comments below or visit us on social media to share your thoughts.

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