09 Jun 2022

Wheels24 editor Janine Van der Post is one of the 25 jury members of the SAGMJ Car of the Year competition, she shares her thoughts on this year's winners: "The jury members have been just as excited to see who the winners would be in each category of the 2022 competition.

"It's great to see the Toyota Corolla Cross as a worthy contender and the overall winner. It's made more people feel like it's a people's car wearing the crown. Though previous winners have all been outstanding and scored highly in their categories, the Corolla Cross is more in tune with what's the best car in the market - based on value for money, total sales, and just an all-round worthy winner.

"I'm also particularly pleased to see the Peugeot 208 as the Motor Enthusiasts Choice Award. It was one of my top choices in this year's competition. The Nissan Navara is another good surprise."

Here is the full list of the 2022 SAGMJ Car of the year Winners

  • 4x4 Double Cab of the Year - Nissan Navara
  • Compact Car of the Year - Toyota Urban Cruiser
  • Compact Family Car of the Year - Toyota Corolla Cross
  • Midsize Car of the Year - Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Performance Car of the Year - Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI
  • Enthusiast's Choice Car of the Year - Peugeot 208
  • New Energy Car of the Year - Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid
  • Adventure SUV Car of the Year - Toyota Land Cruiser 300
  • Juror's Excellence Award - Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Overall winner of the SAGMJ 2022 Car of the Year Award - Toyota Corolla Cross

The 2022 SAGMJ category winners reveal videos

New models win big in several categories, including:

4x4 Double Cab category winner reveal by Sisanda Mbete

The fun about having such amazing people announce the winners, is the amazing variety of videos you will see today. Our Takeover Team has worked SO hard to bring you the very best...

— SAGMJ (@SAGMJ) June 6, 2022

Compact category winner reveal by Sam da Fonseca

Let's get this show on the road!!#2022sacoty#sacoty2022#sacoty#caroftheyear2022@lifeofjavon@doughZAR@TheJustbin@IamKumbi@khuleonwheels@motormatters@apexmagza@thecarscene_@winewheelswatch@Wheels24@MrsSpeedQueen@TechnoBokMedia

— SAGMJ (@SAGMJ) June 6, 2022

Compact Family category winner reveal by Kumbi Mtshakazi

Time for another announcement!! #2022sacoty#sacoty2022@lifeofjavon@doughZAR@IamKumbi@TheJustbin@apexmagza@ToyotaSA@TheRightLaneSA@motormatters@MrsSpeedQueen
— SAGMJ (@SAGMJ) June 6, 2022

Midsize category winner reveal by Javon Francis

Are you enjoying the great clips the team made? We think they are incredible. Let's see what @lifeofjavon created... #2022sacoty#sacoty2022#sacoty@doughZAR@thecarscene_@apexmagza@motormatters@IamKumbi@MercedesBenz_SA
— SAGMJ (@SAGMJ) June 6, 2022

New Energy category winner reveal by Justin Jacobs

We have a guest star in the next announcement... isn't he handsome (the dog, not @TheJustbin )!
— SAGMJ (@SAGMJ) June 6, 2022

Motor enthusiast's choice category winner reveal by Sam da Fonseca

This is one of our BIG ones! The Motor Enthusiasts Choice Award - who did the public love best?
— SAGMJ (@SAGMJ) June 6, 2022

Performance cars category winner reveal by Vann van Staden

Here's a very anticipated category - who will take the title of the best #performancecar? #2022sacoty#sacoty2022@lifeofjavon@doughZAR@thecarscene_@TheJustbin@IamKumbi@apexmagza@winewheelswatch@VWSAnews
— SAGMJ (@SAGMJ) June 6, 2022

Adventure SUV category winner reveal by Shawn Brett

This reveal just cracked us up! #OscarWorthy#2022sacoty#sacoty2022@lifeofjavon@doughZAR @TheJustbin@IamKumbi@apexmagza@winewheelswatch@thecarscene_@ToyotaSA
— SAGMJ (@SAGMJ) June 6, 2022

Juror's Excellence Award category reveal by Javon Francis

This Award gives a standing ovation to the pure perfection of the driving experience. #2022sacoty#sacoty2022@lifeofjavon@IamKumbi@doughZAR@apexmagza@motormatters
— SAGMJ (@SAGMJ) June 6, 2022

Overall winner Car of the Year winner category winner reveal by Kumbi Mtshakazi

Here's what you have all been waiting for... the 2022 SA Car of the Year is...#2022sacoty#sacoty2022@motormatters@lifeofjavon@doughZAR@IamKumbi@TheJustbin@apexmagza@thecarscene_@ToyotaSA@TechnoBokMedia@Ignition_Live
— SAGMJ (@SAGMJ) June 6, 2022

OEM Award of the Year award winner reveal by Justin Jacobs

Although technically this award is from the SAGMJ we thought this would be the perfect time to award it. #2022sacoty#sacoty2022@TheJustbin@motormatters@MercedesBenz_SA@doughZAR@IamKumbi

— SAGMJ (@SAGMJ)June 6, 2022