There has been a first in the awards, an annual awards ceremony organised by the Guild of Motoring Journalists.
This is the fact that an electric vehicle has topped the list of those vehicles, as the Jaguar I-Pace EV400 SE took top honours. The remarkable car really took the silverware home of late, also winning the 2019 World Car of the Year and European Car of the Year contests.
The announcement was made at a ‘virtual awards ceremony’ that was streamed on YouTube, due to the lockdown situation.
The organisers also announced runner-up awards, with second place going to the Mercedes-Benz GLE400d 4Matic and the final podium slot taken by the Toyota GR Supra 3.0T.
Sure, these cars are larney, with the top spot going to a R1.7 million vehicle, and the third spot to a R1 million car, but we do like the Supra, a lot. If there’s a car that appeals to a wide range of koppe out there it has got to be the Supra, what with it’s drift credentials.
Probably the categories for Urban and Leisure are more relevant to us mortals, and these were won by the Hyundai Atos and Volkswagen T-Cross respectively. For the normal driver out there, these two are the actual vehicles to take note of as Car of the Year winners.