Peugeot’s 2008 SUV is SA’s 2021 Car of the Year

The Peugeot 2008 SUV is the 2021 South African Car of the Year, beating out 23 finalists in the prestigious competition. The announcement was made by the South Africa Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) this morning.

The dynamic and distinctive cross-over held its head proudly above South Africa’s motoring best to take the overall title. Along the way it was also honoured with the 2021 Jurors Excellence Award and beat out five strong competitors in the hotly contested Compact Family category, one of the most contested groups in this year’s competition.

There were six nominees in the category, including Hyundai’s Creta crossover, Toyota’s Corolla Sedan, the Volkswagen T-Roc, the Kia Seltos and the Mazda CX-30.

The Car of the Year category winners are:

  • Budget Category: Toyota Starlet
  • Compact Category: Hyundai Venue
  • Compact Family Category: Peugeot 2008 SUV
  • Family Category: Audi A4
  • Premium Category: BMW 4 Series
  • Adventure Category: Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
  • Double Cab Category: Toyota Hilux Double Cab
  • Performance Category: Porsche 911 Turbo S
  • New Energy Category: Porsche Taycan
  • Motor Enthusiast’s Choice: Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • Jurors Excellence Award: Peugeot 2008 SUV

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