MZANSI has spoken. Volkswagen is the Brand of the Year winner.

SunWheels witnessed the prestigeous 2019/20 Consumer Awards, sponsored by WesBank.

The fifth event, held at Kyalami Grand Prix circuit, turned the spotlight on motoring with A-listers like Bonang ‘Queen B’ Matheba hosting car enthusiasts and pitting best cars against each other.

It must have been a difficult task for the judges to choose the winning cars and brands as competition was tight and all cars came out smoking hot.

The CarsAwards is now the best guide for those looking to buy the best cars available, and cars get judged against their competition in specific categories.

Then, 50% of the final scores is based on a brand-specific number of sales, including what customers have to say about manufacturers.

Winners for this year’s CarsAwards are:

) Brand of the Year title


  • Adventure SUV:

Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4x4 Auto.

Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4x4 Auto wins the Adventure SUV award.

  • Budget Car:

Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX.

Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX takes the Budget Car spot.

  • Business Class:

Volkswagen Arteon 2.0TSI 4Motion R-Line.

  • Compact Family Car:

Volkswagen T-Cross 1.0 TSI Highline R-Line.

  • Compact Hatch:

Volkswagen Polo 1.0TSI Comfortline Auto.

  • Crossover:

Audi Q3 35 TFSI S Line.

  • Executive SUV:

BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport.

  • Family Car:

Mazda CX-5 2.0 Dynamic Auto.

  • Fun Hatch:

Volkswagen Polo GTI.

Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI Highline 4Motion.

  • Performance Car:

Toyota GR Supra 3.0T.

  • Premium Hatch:

Volkswagen Golf GTI.

  • Premium SUV:

BMW X5 xDrive30d M-Sport

In total, 50% of the final scores of the #CarsAwards category finalists was determined by the rankings the vehicles’ respective brands achieved in the recent Ownership Satisfaction Survey.